India, New Delhi: NIA officer Tanzeel Ahmed’s wife, Farzana, who was shot dead in Bijnore by two motorcyle-borne assailants on April 3, succumbed to her injuries at a hospital in Delhi Wednesday. Ahmed and his family were attacked while they were returning from a wedding. While their children escaped the attack, Farzana was admitted to the hospital with grievous injuries.
The NIA also released a statement condoling her death. “With deep sense of grief, it is to inform that Ms Farzana Khatoon w/o Late Tanzil Ahmad NIA Insp(A BSF Asstt Comdt) succumbed to injuries in AIIMS Trauma Centre ICU today at 1045 hrs,” it said. The NIA statement said Farzana’s last rites will take place at the Jamia Millia Islamia’s burial ground at around 6 pm today.
Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh Police has announced a Rs 2 lakh reward on information about Muneer, the prime accused in Ahmad’s murder. While two others involved in the killing – Reyan and Jainul – have been arrested, Muneer continues to be at large. UP Director General of Police Javeed Ahmad had earlier announced a reward of Rs 50,000 on Muneer, a sharpshooter and named in many cases, including a murderous attack on an AMU student and also in a bank robbery.
Hailing from Bijnor, Muneer has gone missing after the NIA official was killed more than a fortnight ago while returning with family from a wedding. He is believed to be hiding in either Mumbai or Goa. Since he does not use a mobile phone, tracking him down through cyber surveillance is impossible, an official conceded.