NIA officer Tanzil Ahmed's wife battling for life in Noida hospital
Farzana is the wife of National Investigation Agency (NIA) officer Tanzil Ahmed who was murdered earlier this week.
Noida: Farzana, the wife of National Investigation Agency (NIA) officer Tanzil Ahmed who was murdered earlier this week, is recovering from bullet injuries at a hospital in Noida. Her condition is still critical.
Earlier, The Times of India reported that she has succumbed to the injuries, but later retracted its report.
Tanzil Ahmed had on April 03 died after unknown assailants pumped 21 bullets into him while he was returning from a wedding in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnor district. Police had termed the killing a planned attack.
The shooting in Bijnor district took place when the officer, an assistant commandant in the Border Security Force (BSF) and on deputation with the NIA as an inspector since 2010, was returning from a wedding with his wife and children. His wife Farzana received four bullet injuries, but his children were unharmed.
His wife is undergoing treatment at Fortis Hospital in Noida.
The officer was later laid to rest with full state honours in Shaheen Bagh area of south Delhi.
The NIA had termed Ahmed's killing a "planned attack".
Ahmed, 48, known for undercover operations, joined the NIA in 2010.
Before joining the NIA, Ahmed was part of the in-house team of BSF, providing vigilance cover. He also held tenures as instructor at BSF Academy at Tekanpur, near Gwalior, and training centre at Hazaribagh.