MIM leader Akbar Owaisi remains critical



Hyderabad: The condition of Andhra Pradesh legislator and Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) leader Akbaruddin Owaisi remained critical on Sunday, a day after he was stabbed and shot at by his rivals, doctors attending on him said.

According to the medical bulletin issued by Care Hospital here, the legislator has suffered kidney failure and is on ventilator to support his respiratory function.

The doctors said they were continuing dialysis due to acute kidney failure cause by the injuries. The second intra abdominal surgery will be performed later Sunday, the bulletin said.

The MIM leader suffered injuries to his left kidney, urinary bladder, upper portion of large intestine and upper limb.

Owaisi was shifted to Care Hospital on Saturday night from Owaisi Hospital, where he was admitted soon after the assassination attempt.

The first intra-abdominal surgery was performed on him at Owaisi Hospital.

Earlier, Akbaruddin's elder brother and MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi termed his condition as "very critical" and appealed to people to pray for his recovery.

The MP said Akbaruddin received two bullets and stab injuries to his left hand.

Former chief minister K Rosaiah, YSR Congress party president YS Jaganmohan Reddy and state minister Shankar Rao visited the hospital.

Akbar was stabbed and shot at by his rivals when he was visiting his Assembly constituency Chandrayangutta in the old city.

Security guards of another MIM legislator Ahmed Balala returned fire, killing one attacker and injuring two others.

Police have arrested Mohammed Pehlwan, suspected to be the mastermind behind the attack. He had a long running dispute with the legislator over a piece of land.

IANS