Mumbai blast suspect dies

July 17th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, July 17 (IANS) A man being questioned by police in the July 13 Mumbai blasts died following a brain haemorrhage early Sunday, a medical officer said.

Faiz Usmani was picked up as a suspect in the triple blasts, which left 19 dead and 129 injured, but late Saturday evening he suddenly took ill and was rushed to Sion Hospital. He died there 1.20 a.m. Sunday, the medical officer on duty said.

The officer said when Faiz was brought, his blood pressure was in excess of 220 points and there was a large amount of blood in his brain.

“We conducted all tests on the patient and it was a case of a massive haemorrhage,” the medical official told IANS.

Faiz was the brother of Afzal Usmani, one of the prime accused in blasts in Ahmedabad and Surat, and both were suspected members of the Indian Mujahiddeen.

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