SHAH ALAM: Mohd Nazril Hisham Omar has been left so traumatised after being wounded in the mosque shootings in Christchurch that he wakes up screaming if left alone, even for a little while.
His wife, Dr Zurinawati Mohi, said this was likely triggered by the presence of policemen in the hospital where Nazril is recuperating.
Before this, he had been calm and collected, she said.
“Just now, my husband was screaming and calling for me, even though I had only left him for a while.
“I realised my husband has been very afraid since noticing the policemen in the hospital.
“I think perhaps that this is because the gunman who attacked the mosque on Friday was wearing what seemed like a police uniform,” she told Berita Harian .
Zurinawati, a lecturer at Universiti Teknologi Mara’s Tourism and Hotel Management Faculty in Puncak Alam, said Nazril was expected to undergo a third operation tomorrow to treat his kidney, which is believed to have been hit by a bullet.
“The big toe on his left leg was also badly damaged as it was hit by a bullet fragment in the incident... he underwent surgery to save his leg earlier.”
Zurinawati said she and her second son, Muhammad Haqiem Daniel, were keeping Nazril company in hospital.
He said her husband’s elder brother had also arrived in Christchurch.
Nazril was one of the three Malaysians who were wounded in the attack which has so far claimed 50 lives. The others are Mohd Tarmizi Shuib and Rahimi Ahmad.
Tarmizi’s 17-year-old son, Mohd Haziq, is still missing.
In Pasir Mas, Nazril’s family members said they were conducting special prayers for him and other Malaysians in Christchurch.
Nazril’s sister-in-law Rosimah Abdul Rashid said she and her family had starte the prayers soon after they found out about the incident.
“The incident has shocked all of us. I was told by Nazril’s wife that her husband is still badly traumatised.
“Therefore, the only thing that we can offer from here is our prayers to seek Allah’s protection for our family members there and also all Malaysians who were hit in Friday’s attack,” said the 57-year-old at her home in Kampung Kiat.