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A police officer stands guard in front of the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, where one of two mass shootings occurred. Image Credit: AP

Hyderabad: Ozair Khadir, one of the three people from Telangana who were killed in a terrorist attack on a mosque in New Zealand, was laid to rest in Hyderabad.

Almost a week after a terrorist gunned down 50 worshippers in Christchurch, the body of Ozair Khadri was brought to Hyderabad where his Namaz-e-Janaza (funeral prayers) were performed at Jamia Masjid Dar-ul-Shifa. Thousands of people visited his house in Noor Khan Bazar where they condoled Ozair’s father Khadar Habeeb, brothers Omair and Danish.

State Home Minister Mahmood Ali, local legislator Mumtaz Ahmad Khan, MLC Riyaz Afandi, Telangana Haj Committee chief Mohammad Maseehullah Khan and state Urdu Academy chairman Raheemuddin Ansari were among those who attended the funeral. With thousands of people from all walks of life turning up to attend the funeral, the rows of worshippers spilled over to the ground in front of the mosque.

After completing the course of aeronautical engineering Ozair was undergoing training as a commercial pilot in New Zealand and had gone to Masjid Al Noor to perform Friday prayers when a terrorist sprayed the worshippers with bullets.

Ozair was later laid to rest at Dabeerpura graveyard.

The other two victims from Telangana were buried in New Zealand.