Hyderabad man stabbed dead in Georgia

IANS

A 37-year-old man from Hyderabad has been stabbed to death by unknown persons in Georgia, United States, his family said in Hyderabad.

Mohammed Arif Mohiuddin, who was running a grocery store, was stabbed when he opened the door of his house at the Crawley Street in Thomaston, GA.

The incident occurred on November 1 and his family, which lives at Chanchalguda in the old city of Hyderabad, learned about it Monday night.

Arif’s wife, Mehnaaz Fatima, has appealed to India’s foreign minister S Jaishankar to arrange an emergency visa for her and her father-in-law, Khaja Mohiuddin, to fly to the US to attend the last rites of her husband.

In the letter, Fatima also urged the minister to ask the Indian Embassy in Washington, DC and the Indian consulate in Atlanta to inquire into the murder of Arif.

Arif was living in the US for 10 years and used to run a grocery store. He had last visited his family in Hyderabad around 10 months ago. The couple has a 10-month-old baby.

Fatima said her husband had differences with his business partner. She said her husband last spoke to her on November 1.

He said that he will reach home in 30 minutes and speak to me but he didn’t speak or respond to my calls. Through some friends I came to know that my husband has been stabbed to death and the police have shifted his body to a nearby hospital,” she wrote to Jaishankar.

Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT) leader Amjedullah Khan called on the family at their home and consoled them.

He urged Telangana’s cabinet minister KT Rama Rao to request the US consulate in Hyderabad to immediately issue visas to Fatima and her father-in-law.