The funeral of 75-year-old Mohammed Saleem who was attacked as he walked home from evening prayers in Small Heath on Monday 29th April is taking place. A £10,000 reward for information about his murder is still being offered.
Detectives investigating the death of an elderly man in Small Heath have revealed he died as a result of three stab wounds to the back.
Officers are continuing to investigate the murder of 75 year-old Mohammed Saleem who was attacked in Little Green Lane.
Police remain at the scene while forensic enquiries are ongoing and extra reassurance patrols are in place.
We have a team of officers currently investigating the death of Mr Saleem, who was an elderly and vulnerable gentleman. We are still in the very early stages of this investigation and the motive for the attack remains unclear.
– Detective Superintendent Mark Payne, who is leading the enquiry
Shazia Khan, the daughter of Mohammed Saleem Chaudhry, said she was not aware that her father had any problems. She condemned his "cold blooded" murder and described the incident as "shocking", "disgusting", "deplorable" and "unacceptable".
Police have confirmed that the man stabbed on his way home from a mosque in Small Heath, Birmingham, is Mohammed Saleem Chaudhry.
We are still in the very early stages of this investigation and the motive for the attack remains unclear.
We are examining CCTV footage and speaking to local residents who may have seen something last night. Officers are also carrying out extensive local enquiries alongside forensic specialists and search teams.
We believe Mr Saleem was making his way home from the nearby mosque and there may have been others in the area making similar journeys.
We really want to hear from anyone who was in the area between 10.15pm and 10.30pm and saw anything out of the ordinary or suspicious.
A 75 year-old man who was stabbed to death in Small Heath, Birmingham, on his way home from evening prayers has been named locally as Mohammed Saleem Chaudhry.
My son will be gutted, he was very close to his grandad. I don't know how to tell him. He's lived in the area for more than 30 years. He was taking the same route he took 5 times a day to the local mosque. Usually he's accompanied on the way home after late prayer but last night he had nobody with him.
– Shazia Khan, 45, daughter of Mohammed Saleem Chaudhry
A 75 year-old man who was stabbed to death in Small Heath, Birmingham was returning home from evening prayers at a local mosque when he was attacked.
The man is said to have seven children and 22 grandchildren.
Family members have told reporters he was a well-respected member of the community and that everybody knew him. They say they are shocked that anyone would attack a defenceless elderly man with a walking stick.