Hyderabad: One of the persons who was shot by AIMIM Adilabad district president Mohd. Farooq Ahmed succumbed to his bullet injuries and died on 26 December at the Nizam Institute of Medical Science (NIMS) in Hyderabad.

On 18 December, Mr. Farooq Ahmed had opened fire on a group using a country pistol after a scuffle broke out between two groups at Tatiguda. Three persons had been injured in the incident and a video of the shooting had gone viral on social video.

Two injured persons, Syed Mannan and Syed Mohtesham, were taken to Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Medical Science (RIMS) in Adilabad while 55-year-old Syed Zameer, a former councillor of Adilabad municipality, was taken to NIMS after he was shot in his abandon. Zameer succumbed to his injuries on Saturday.

According to the police, a brawl broke out between two groups, reportedly parents, on 18 December. The incident was in connection with a cricket match. "A small quarrel between the children led to a big fight among the parents. Farooq Ahmed opened fire using a country-made pistol during the incident and he also had a knife. Two persons sustained bullet injuries while one suffered a knife injury," a special officer on duty had told NewsMeter.

Farooq, AIMIM's former vice-municipal chairman for Adilabad, fired five rounds, the police said, adding that a grudge seems to be the source of the conflict between the two parties. He was booked under various sections of the IPC and the Arms Act and his license was cancelled. While initially Farooq was booked under Section 307 of the IPC (attempt to murder) it was later replaced with Section 302 (murder). A few days after the incident, AIMIM dissolved its Adilabad town body.

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