Family of murdered Sheffield solicitor Khurram Javed ‘humbled by support’ of community ahead of father-of-two’s funeral
The father of murdered Sheffield solicitor Khurram Javed says his family have been ‘humbled by the support’ shown to them in the weeks after the father-of-two was gunned down.
Javed Khan, aged 60, of Bannerdale, released a statement via the Wolseley Road Mosque’s Facebook page, where Khurram’s funeral is being held today.
Mr Khan said they ‘don’t have the words to express’ their gratitude for the outpouring of ‘compassion and love’ shown to them in the days and weeks since the 30-year-old, also known as Khurm and Khuram, died.
However, in light of the current Covid restrictions, he appealed for those who knew Khurram to continue to stay away from the mosque on Saturday and continue to pray for him and their family at home.
He said: “As a family, we have been humbled by the support shown by the members of the community during this testing time.
"We are grateful to each and every individual that has contacted us, prayed for us, donated towards a charitable cause and done so much more.
"We simply don't have the words to express our gratitude at the support, compassion and love shown to us.
"My son, Khurram's Janaza (funeral) prayer will take place tomorrow and in light of the current restrictions in place, the Janaza prayer will be attended by immediate family only.
“We would kindly request that the family’s wishes be respected and that you continue to pray for my beloved son and family.”
Khurram was fatally shot in an alley off Clough Road, near Sheffield United’s Bramall Lane ground, at around 9.30pm on Saturday, April 10.
Emergency services were called to find Mr Javed with life-threatening injuries but he unfortunately died at the scene.
A second man was rushed to hospital to be treated for minor injuries.
Two arrests have been made so far as part of the police probe into the killing.
In a statement released the day after he died, Khurram’s firm Alison Law described him as an ‘amazing, loyal and great man’ whose colleagues had been left ‘heartbroken’ and ‘in complete shock’.
They added Mr Javed was a ‘beloved and hard-working friend and colleague’ whose life had been ‘cut tragically short’.