NIA’s Muslim officer investigating Pathankot attack killed before his wife, kids


Gunmen shot dead a Muslim inspector of India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) involved in the investigation of the terrorist attack on the Indian Air Force base in Pathankot, Indian media reported on Sunday.

According to reports from Indian media, NIA Inspector Mohammad Tanzil Ahmed was returning from a wedding along with his wife and children when unidentified attackers opened fire on the family near Sahaspur town in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district.

“He along with his wife was returning from the wedding of his niece when two unidentified bike-borne persons stopped his car and shot at him. He was declared dead at a nearby hospital,” Rajkumar, SHO Bijnor, was quoted as saying.

Indian media said the gunmen had followed the family and reportedly shot the Muslim NIA inspector 21 times, killing him on the spot. Tanzil’s wife, who also sustained bullet wounds and was rushed to the hospital, is said to be in critical condition. The children were unhurt.

According to CNN-IBN, Tanzil Ahmed was part of a team investigating the Indian Air Force base terror attack in Pathankot.

He was involved in some of the major operations of NIA, said the reports.

The attack comes days after a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) sent by Pakistan completed its five-day long trip for the investigation of the terrorist attack and returned home.