Slain Pakistani Politician ‘Followed’ in Britain Before Murder
British investigators have released new images of slain Pakistani politician Imran Farooq's final hours, suggesting he may have been followed before being stabbed to death in London.
Authorities released closed circuit television footage Wednesday that included images of Farooq at an underground train station as he travelled to work on the morning of his death six months ago.
Police say they believe up to four Asian men who had been in vehicles or on foot near Farooq's home at various times of the day were responsible for the attack. Detectives are searching for two of the Asian men, as well as the owner of a dark-colored moped or scooter also seen near Farooq's home.
Officials determined Farooq died from stab wounds and head injuries after attackers targeted him as he returned from work on September 16, 2010.
Fifty-year-old Farooq was a leading politician in Pakistan's MQM party . He had been living in Britain since he claimed asylum in 1999 after Pakistani authorities accused him of various crimes. He denied the allegations.
Detectives on Wednesday also revealed new details about the suspected murder weapons. They said they believed the attackers killed Farooq with two kitchen knives sold at discount stores and online, as well as a house brick.
Farooq's death sparked unrest in the southern Pakistani city of Karachi, the stronghold of the MQM.
Article by VOA News