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Hijacker of 1999 Indian Airlines flight shot dead in Pakistan

Hijacker Mistry Zahoor Ibrahim aka Jamali, hijacker of Indian Airlines aircraft IC-814 was killed by unidentified gunmen in Karachi, Pakistan, on March 1, more than two decades after the tragic incident took place. The family of victim Rupin Katyal who lost his life in the incident finally achieved justice.

The news: The Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist was living under a false identity “Zahid Akhund” for many years. He was reportedly shot twice in the head by unidentified gunmen in Karachi’s Akhtar Colony on March 1.

  • With the killing of Ibrahim, only two out of five Jaish-e-Mohammed hijackers behind the incident are alive, including Ibrahim Azhar, elder brother of Masood Azhar and Rauf Asghar, the two king-pins of the globally designated terrorist group.
  • Rupin Katyal, 25, was brutally murdered by Zahoor Mistry on December 25, 1999 , and his body was retrieved from the hijacked plane in UAE. He and his wife were returning to Delhi after a honeymoon in Kathmandu when the plane was hijacked.
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