Mumbai/New Delhi: Aman Naeem Tandel, one among the four youth from Thane district in 2014 to join the Islamic State (ISIS) has been killed in Syria, a senior police official said in Mumbai on Monday.
22-year-old Tandel’s father got a call informing about his death in Syria,” the official said. Aman’s father Naeem Tandel, who lives in Govindwadi area of Kalyan, got a call late Saturday night from an unidentified number, the police official said.
However, a report in the Mid-Day claimed that the caller had told Tandel's father that his son was killed in an air strike in Iraq.
Fahad Tanveer Shaikh, Areeb Majeed, and Shaheem Tanki were the others who had fled to Syria to wage war for the Islamic State.
While Tanki was, reportedly, killed months after they reached Syria, Areeb Majeed had returned to India from Turkey, after escaping from IS-held territory.
Later it was reported that Aman Tandel and Fahad Shaikh had been promoted to top echelons of the terror outfit.
While Aman, renamed Abu Umar al-Hindi, was made the governor of 'Hind wal'Sindh', a Daesh usage for India and Pakistan, Fahad, renamed Abu Bakr al-Hindi, was named naeb khalifa (deputy caliph) to lead Daesh's operations against India.