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Young Hyderabad MLA battles for life

Last updated on: May 1, 2011 19:19 IST

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Mohammed Siddique in Hyderabad

Even as police hunted for more suspects in connection with the assassination bid on Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader and MLA Akbaruddin Owaisi, the condition of the young legislator continued to be critical for second day on Sunday.

Akbaruddin Owaisi, younger brother of MIM President and Lok Sabha member Asauddin Owaisi, received four bullet injuries and multiple dagger injuries when a gorup of his political opponents attacked him in Barkas area under his Chandrayangutta constituency in Hyderabad.

Akbaruddin, who was brought from his family-owned Owaisi hospital to the CARE Hospital on Saturday night, was kept on ventilator support and under went second surgery on his abdomin.

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Image: Akbaruddin Owaisi being shifted to the Care hospital
Photographs: SnapsIndia
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As his left kidney and urinary bladder were also injured in the firing, doctors had to do dialysis on him.

A medical bulletin issued by the Care hospital on Sunday morning, giving the details of his injuries said that he was suffering from acute kindey failure.

Police have arrested the main suspect Mohammed Yafai alias Mohammed Pehlwan and his associate Abdullah. Police suspect that the Mohammed group targeted the legislator as he was running a campaign against the encroachment of government and waqf land by this group.


Image: Photo of Akbaruddin Owaisi on padayatra with his supporters hours before the firing

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While the first surgey was conducted in Owaisi hospital on Saturday to remove three bullets, team of doctors at CARE performed second surgery on Sunday afternoon to remove the remaining bullet.

As a host of VIPs, including the Chief Minister Kiran Kumar Reddy and Home Minister Sabita Indra Reddy, visited the hospital on Sunday for the second consecutive day and thousands of Majlis workers and supporters shouted slogans in support of their leader, Hyderabad city held his breath anxiously waiting for the word on Akbar's condition.

A total bandh was observed in the city as shops and business establishments remained closed and buses and auto stayed off the road.



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The bulletin said that Akbar was received from Owaisi hospital with ventilator (respiratory support and inotropic support for maintainng his blood pressure). At present he is in acute kidney failure and he is on dialysis. He is still receiving inotropic support to maintain his blood pressure and also continues to be on ventilator support, bulletin said. 

Overall, the condition of Akbaruddin Owaisi is critical and he is being continuously being monitored very closely and intensely by a team of specialist.

While one assailant Ibraheem Yafai was killed in the defensive firing by another Majlis MLA, Ahmad Bin Balala, two other injured assailants were being treated in a local hospital under police custody.


Image: Supporters outside the Care Hospital

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State Home Minister Sabita Indra Reddy said that the investigations of the case had been handed over to the central crime station and a special team headed by a joint commissioner had been consituted.

City Police Commissioner A K Khan said it was not a spontaneous attack but a well planned operation to target the MLA.

He said more than nine people were involved in the attack.


Image: State Home Minister Sabita Indra Reddy with City Police Commissioner A K Khan

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