70-year-old Tableeghi Jamaat preacher murdered over sectarian beliefs

Published: August 24, 2017

FAISALABAD: A member of Tablighi Jamaat was murdered while another was injured over disagreement about religious beliefs within Sadar police station precincts in Chiniot on Wednesday.

Sadar Police Station SHO Muhammad Afzal told The Express Tribune that 70-year-old Waliur Rehman, a resident of Old Muzaffar Colony, Karachi, was leading an 11-member team of a Tablighi Jamaat and travelled from Raiwind to Chiniot for preaching purposes.

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He added the group camped in Qila Asiyaan in the outskirts of Chiniot and started door-to-door preaching.  “During the course, Waliur Rehman and his group went to the house of two brothers Ikram Khan and Imran Khan, who were students of Darul Uloom Muhammadia Ghousia, Bhera, Sargodha District,” he said.

He maintained, “Waliur Rehman had an argument with Ikram and Imran over difference of opinion over religious beliefs.”

The SHO said, “On the day of the incident, Waliur Rehman and one of his companions Abdullah Khan were sleeping in a mosque when accused Ikram and Imran attacked them with a spade.”

“As a result, Rehman was killed on the spot while Abdullah suffered critical injuries on various parts of the body,” he said.

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He told The Express Tribune the injured was shifted to Allied Hospital, Faisalabad for treatment.

Afzal revealed, “The police have arrested accused Ikram while his brother is still at large.”  A case had been registered against them under sections 302 and 324 of the Pakistan Panel Code on the complaint of victim’s son-in-law Muhammad Rafique.

The alleged murderer

Published in The Express Tribune, August 24th, 2017.

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Reader Comments (9)

  • Mohammed Mirza
    Aug 24, 2017 - 1:23PM

    Sad to hear about this incident.May Allah grant him Jannat-ul firdaus AmeenRecommend

  • Abdul Qayyum
    Aug 24, 2017 - 5:38PM

    Sad news Allah janat atha karainRecommend

    Aug 24, 2017 - 7:58PM

    The only way to protect from Pakistani society this murderer must be hanged via gallows. That is the only way to protect Pakistan.Recommend

  • Imtiaz Awan
    Aug 24, 2017 - 10:25PM

    Good Riddance…Recommend

  • Leon Shergil
    Aug 25, 2017 - 5:05AM

    Another unjustified killing in the name of “Ever merciful God”
    Has hatred ever brought peace into any part of the world??
    Most of the tableeghi jamaat people and madrassa students (like the perpetrator here) spread hatred, intolerance and sectarianism throughout the world. In this instance two unfortunate humans became the victims of that hatred.
    This incident should be condemned in every possible way but, people need to condemn this message of hatred and intolerance too.
    ALAS had both the victim and perpetrator followed true Islamic teachings of peace, brotherhood, tolerance, harmony and inclusion this would have never happened.Recommend

  • Abid
    Aug 25, 2017 - 8:31AM

    Not everybody can do tableegh specially in a nation where literacy raye is low. These tableegis should first be trained and selected wisely for the job. Recommend

  • MJ
    Aug 25, 2017 - 11:20PM

    Na mera khuda koi aur hai
    Na tera khuda koi aur hai …Recommend

  • M.S. Abbasi
    Aug 27, 2017 - 4:32PM

    @Leon Shergil:
    how can a 70 year old man speak a hate crime
    it dilemma of our society and religious leaders who are working either for establishment or for mony Recommend

  • Waqas Hassnian
    Dec 7, 2017 - 4:23PM

    Nice news paperRecommend

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