Motives unknown: Ahmadi man shot dead in Rabwa

Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya member says two motorcyclists intercepted Bilal Ahmed and one of them shot him three times

Rana Tanveer January 13, 2016


An Ahmadi man was killed in Chenab Nagar (Rabwa), the headquarters of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya, late on Monday.

Bilal Ahmed, 26, was an active member and paid worker of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya. His brother, Ghulam Tahir, is president of the Jamaat in his mohallah Darul Yamen, Rabwa.

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The incident occurred Monday night when Bilal was returning home on a bicycle after closing his shop. Two motorcyclists intercepted him and one of them shot him three times, said Amir Mahmood, a member of public relations department of Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya. He was shifted to the Allied Hospital, Faisalabad, where he succumbed to his injuries. He was laid to rest on Tuesday.

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Jamaat-e-Ahmadiyya spokesperson Saleemudin said attacking a non-controversial Ahmadi man with such barbarity was ‘shocking’, adding that the motive behind the cold-blooded murder was not yet clear.

Published in The Express Tribune, January 13th, 2016.


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