Five Indians Killed in NZ Terror Attack, At Least 50 Dead

A software engineer from Hyderabad and a woman post-graduate student from Kerala’s Thrissur were among the 49 people killed in the terror attacks on Friday on two mosques in New Zealand’s Christchurch, while the whereabouts of at least two visitors from Gujarat where not known, reported IANS.

Ancy Ali, a 25-year-old married woman from Kerala’s Thrissur, was among the victims, the Kerala Police said.

Ancy, who had migrated to New Zealand with her husband Abdul Nassar last year, lived near the mosques that were attacked, an officer at the Kodungalloor police station in Thrissur told IANS.

Ancy was doing her post-graduation in Christchurch where her husband was working, the officer said.

“We received news from the Special Branch that a woman from here was injured in the shooting. We have now received the news that she has passed away,” said the officer who did not wish to be named.

Software engineer Farhaj Aslan, who was reported missing following the attacks, was confirmed dead, his family in Hyderabad said on Saturday.

“We have received information that my brother was killed in the attack,” his elder brother Kashif Ahsan told IANS.

Updated: March 17, 2019 — 3:02 am