By Muslim Mirror Staff
On September 20 in the Sardaha market, situated within the jurisdiction of the Maharajganj police station, two members of the Muslim community, Rashid Ahmed and his son Shoaib, met a tragic end as they were fatally shot in their textile shop. The motive behind this gruesome act appears to be an alleged business feud involving a fellow shopkeeper, Dinesh.
Residing in their Sardhaan Bazaar residence, the Ahmed family was engaged in the business of selling ready-made clothing. On that fateful morning, Rashid Ahmed, aged 55, and his younger son Shoaib, aged 20, were going about their usual routine of preparing their shop for the day when tragedy struck.
The horrifying turn of events saw three unidentified assailants arriving on a motorcycle, storming into the shop, and opening fire on Rashid. In an attempt to escape, Shoaib fled towards a partially constructed building within the shop’s premises. However, the assailants pursued him relentlessly, ultimately catching up with him and mercilessly ending his life in a hail of bullets. This ruthless attack claimed the lives of both Rashid and Shoaib, leaving their family and the community plunged into mourning.
Responding to the report of this double murder, the police arrived at the scene accompanied by a team of officers, including forensic experts, to initiate a thorough investigation. The authorities have launched a manhunt for the culprits and are actively exploring the possibility that the tragic shooting of the father and son might be linked to a long-standing feud or rivalry.
While the family of the victims and members of the community harbour strong suspicions about the motives behind the murders, they suggest a potential connection to a business dispute involving Rashid Ahmed and another shopkeeper named Dinesh.