Farzana, Wife Of Mohammed Tanzil Ahmed, Has Died

13/04/2016 1:08 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
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NEW DELHI, INDIA - APRIL 3: National Investigation Agency (NIA) officer Mohammad Tanzil's body brought to his residence in Delhi on April 3, 2016 in New Delhi, India. A National Investigation Agency (NIA) Officer Tanzil Ahmad was shot dead by two motorcycle borne persons when he was returning after attending a marriage ceremony with his wife Farzana near his hometown- Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday night. A total of 21 bullets were pumped into the body of Mohammad Tanzil. (Photo by Arun Sharma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

NEW DELHI -- Farzana, the wife of Mohammed Tanzil Ahmed, the National Investigation Agency officer, who was shot dead by assailants in Uttar Pradesh, succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday morning.

Ahmed, 49, was returning home from a wedding along with his wife and two children when he was attacked by two unidentified motorbike-borne assailants near Sahaspur town in Bijnor district on April 3.

While Farzana was hit by four bullets in the crossfire, their children were not hurt in the attack.

Since he joined the NIA in 2009, Ahmed had investigated several cases on terrorism including those involving the Indian Mujahideen. He was highly regarded for his expertise in gathering intelligence and carrying out thorough investigations.

It was only after his death that the public got to know about more about Ahmed and his work.

The U.P. police has told the media "vengeance," personal animosity and domestic disputes were behind Ahmed's murder.

Two out of the three accused in the murder have been arrested on Tuesday including Mohammad Rehan, nephew of Mr. Ahmed’s brother-in-law. Muneer, the main accused, is still on the run.

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