Adilabad: One of the three persons, who sustained bullet injuries when a political party leader opened fire with his revolver in Adilabad on December 18, died while undergoing treatment in Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) in Hyderabad on Saturday morning. 

The deceased, Zameer (55), was a former councillor of Adilabad municipality. Following his death, tension escalated in Thatiguda colony and police personnel are being rushed to maintain peace.

The assailant Farooq Ahmed, a political party leader fired shots into a group of people following a a brawl over a cricket match. Zameer was hit by a bullet in his abdomen. Syed Mannan and Mothesham who were also injured in the firing incident are reported to be stable. Farooq was already booked and arrested. License of his revolver was cancelled.

Farooq indiscriminately shot the three and attacked with a knife in full public view. He reportedly nursed a grudge against his Zameer for contesting against him from Thatiguda in polls to Adilabad municipality for a quite long time. He fired three shots, terrorising the locals. It was the first firing incident in Adilabad, which is known for peace and tranquility.

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