Religiously Motivated Murders – 2004



Mr. Barkatullah Mangla of Sargodha

Sargodha; August 21, 2004: Mr. Barkatullah Mangla, an Ahmadi advocate was shot dead here at about 21.30 at his residence by unknown assassins.

Mr. Mangla returned home at about 9 p.m. from the mosque after offering his night prayers. Approximately 10 minutes later, someone knocked at the door. His son went out in response. There were two men at the door who asked him to send his father out. The son went back in, and the two intruders entered the house. They found Barakatullah sitting in the courtyard. They shot him in the head and shoulder. He died on the spot. The assassins fled after the attack.

Mr. Mangla was a through gentleman who had no quarrel with anybody. He was a senior member in the community’s organization in early seventies; at the moment he was the president of the local Ahmadiyya community. Sargodha is infested with Ahmadi-bashers led by mullahs like Toofani (literally: Cyclone).

The police did the paper work, but have not been able to track the murderers.


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