Among the people who were shot was a man of Indian origin.

A gunman opened fire on two mosques in Central Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday killing 49 people and injuring more than 20 people.

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According to NDTV, the man who has been identified as Ahmed Jehangir has a family in Hyderabad. 


The president of All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen, Asaduddin Owaisi brought Ahmed’s case to light.

He later sent out a tweet urging the External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj to help Ahmed’s family.

According to The Wire, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao’s Son Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao replied to Mr Owaisi saying,

Asad Saab, Will request our NRI department to assist.

Owaisi also sent another tweet calling the attack Islamophobic.

8 other Indians have also been confirmed missing after the shootings at the two mosques.