London: Kafeel Ahmed, who was detained in connection with the foiled UK terror plot after he allegedly rammed an explosive-laden jeep into Glasgow airport, has died after battling grievous burn injuries for more than a month.
The 27-year-old Indian national, who sustained 90% burns, died at the Glasgow Royal infirmary last night, police said. He had been in hospital since the incident.
The aeronautical engineer from Bangalore had suffered third-degree burns over much of his torso and limbs and was never expected to survive, doctors said.
A spokesman for Strathclyde police said “we can confirm that the man seriously injured during the course of the incident at Glasgow airport on 30 June, had died in Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
“The man died last evening and the circumstances surrounding the death have been reported to the procurator fiscal.” Ahmed was one of the two men detained at the airport after the attack on 30 June. Bilal Abdulla, a doctor arrested at the same time as Ahmed, has been charged with conspiring to cause explosions and remains in custody. The pair was allegedly driving a jeep laden with canisters.
His brother Sabeel Ahmed has been charged in relation to the attempted car bombings in London and Glasgow. He is also distantly related to Mohamed Haneef, the Indian doctor detained in Australia after the attacks. Haneef was subsequently released last month.
Kafeel was being kept under armed guard in the specialist burns unit at the Glasgow Royal Infirmary where he was transferred from the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Paisley.