Attack in Christchurch: two from Telangana, one from Kerala succumb to their wounds
The victims are Farhaj Ahsan, a 31-year-old technician, Mohammed Imran Khan, a restaurateur from Karimnagar, and Anzi Bavva, a 27-year-old M.Tech student.
Two people from Telangana and one from Kerala have died in attacks on mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, according to reports on Saturday.
They were identified as Farhaj Ahsan, 31, a tech professional, and Mohammed Imran Khan, restaurateur, from Telangana and Anzi Ali Bhava, 27, from Kodungalloor, a Mr Tech. student at an agricultural university in New Zealand.
The familylinks.icrc.org website, operated by the International Committee of the Red Cross, National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, reported that the three were “missing”.
Khan last spoke to his wife before leaving for the mosque. Family members said he moved to New Zealand in 2002 and married a resident.
The couple had a son. Khan’s funeral is said to be in New Zealand.
Farhaj Ahsan’s family in Hyderabad said they had been informed of his death. He had moved to New Zealand in 2010.
Farhaj’s brother Kashif Ahsan said: “We got a call from my sister-in-law. She told us about her death.
Anzi Bavva, 27, wife of Ponnath Abadul Nazar from Thiruvallur, traveled to New Zealand with her husband a year ago, after being admitted to Mr Tech. at an agricultural university there, his relatives said.
Her husband, Nazar, who was with Anzi at the time of the shooting, narrowly escaped. He works in a private company in New Zealand.
At least seven Indian nationals are still missing, according to official indications. An unverified social media account of the Indian High Commissioner in New Zealand reiterated that a number of Indians did not return home after the mosque. High Commissioner Sanjiv Kohli said on Twitter that seven Indians and two people of Indian origin were missing.
(With contributions from Kallol Bhattacherjee in New Delhi)