Hyderabad native stabbed to death in US, family appeals to authorities for visa

37-year-old Mohammed Arif Mohiuddin was murdered by unknown persons.
The victim Mohammed Arif Mohiuddin
The victim Mohammed Arif Mohiuddin
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37-year-old Mohammed Arif Mohiuddin, a native of Hyderabad’s Chanchalguda, residing in Georgia, USA, was stabbed to death by some unknown persons on Saturday. It is alleged that a business rivalry is the motive behind the murder. The deceased was running a grocery store in Georgia along with his partner, and the two had recently developed some differences. Arif had been living in the US for the past 10 years. He had last visited Hyderabad 10 months ago.

Arif's family in India are in shock. Mehnaz Fathima, wife of the deceased, said, "He had called me on Saturday at 9 pm. He said that he'll call back half-an-hour later, but he did not. I called him repeatedly until 11.30 pm. However, as he did not answer my calls, I called my sister-in-law. She in turn reached out to his friends in the locality. They enquired with the police and got to know that he was murdered."

The victim's wife and his father-in-law, Khaja Moizuddin, have requested the Indian embassy and the Minister for External Affairs to intervene and arrange for an emergency visa, to perform the final rites for Arif.

An emotional Mehnaz, appealing to the authorities, said, "Please help me. I want to go there."

The incident was brought to light by Majlis Bachao Tehreek spokesperson Amjed Ullah. Amjed reached out to the family and has appealed to S Jaishankar, Minister for External Affairs, and the Indian Embassy in the USA as well as Minister KT Rama Rao to extend help to the family by providing a visa immediately.

Khaja Moizuddin said that they have no relatives in Georgia to help them out, for which Amjed made an appeal to Hyderabad natives residing in Georgia to reach out to the family and provide necessary help.

Moizuddin also said that they have already applied for the visa but did not receive a proper response.

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