Ahmadi man shot dead in Rabwah

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 Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. His brother, Ghulam Tahir, is president of the Ahmadiyya community in his neighborhood of Darul Yaman, Rabwah.

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 Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. He was shifted to the Allied Hospital, Faisalabad, where he succumbed to his injuries. He was laid to rest on Tuesday.

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.