The condition of the NIA officer's wife, who was wounded when her husband was shot dead by two unidentified assailants on Sunday, is critical and undergoing treatment in a Noida hospital.
Farzana,40,wife of Mohd Tanzeel Ahmed, was brought to Fortis Hospital in Sector-62, Noida, with four bullet injuries on Sunday. She received bullet injuries in her abdomen and leg, say hospital sources.
One of the bullets has pierced through her intestine, and despite a life-saving surgery, her condition remains critical in the intensive care unit (ICU).
"Patient has been brought in a critical condition. Our doctors are providing the best possible medical treatment to treat the patient. As a matter of patient confidentiality, we cannot comment any further," read a statement from the hospital.
NIA officer Ahmed died on Sunday after unknown assailants pumped 21 bullets into him while he was returning from a wedding in Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnor district after midnight on Saturday.
Ahmad, 48, known for undercover operations, joined the NIA in 2010.
The officer was laid to rest with full state honours in Shaheen Bagh area of south Delhi.
Before joining the NIA, Ahmad 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.
(with IANS inputs)