5 Indians, 2 Telangana men killed in Christchurch mosque attacks
The dreadful attacks in New Zealand's Christchurch mosque have taken the lives of 50 innocent people out of which five were Indians as per the latest information. A further 34 people are in Christchurch Hospital, with 12 in critical condition while a 4-year-old girl has been moved to a dedicated children’s hospital in Auckland, where she is also in critical condition.
Out of five Indians, Mohammad Farhaj Ahsan, an electrical engineer, who went missing since the attack, was declared dead by the authorities. His family members who were worried about his whereabouts were informed about this death by the New Zealand authorities that he passed away in the shooting. The family was settled in New Zealand since 2013.
Mohammed Imran Khan the native of Telangana, was also announced dead. He left to New Zealand in search of jobs after completing his intermediate. He was a successful businessman whose parents are living in Chicago, US. The brutal attack has also witnessed the death of a man from Ahmedabad and three Gujaratis. Mehboob Khokkhar, one of the Gujaratis is the retired employee of the state’s Electricity Board who came to the mosque that day to visit his son.
New Zealand Police Commissioner Mike Bush has praised police in Christchurch for their rapid response to Friday's attack. "Police received the first 111 call at 1.41pm. The first armed Police unit was on scene at 1.47pm. That’s six minutes to respond. Within 10 minutes, our Armed Offenders Squad was on the scene. Within 36 minutes, a mobile offender was in custody,” he added.