Blackburn dad, 26, dies from gunshot wound in Pakistan

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Crime reporter

A FATHER-of-one from Blackburn has died after suffering a gun-shot wound while staying in Pakistan.

Khurum Azam, 26, was found dead at home in Islamabad by his uncle.

An inquest opened by East Lancashire coroner Michael Singleton heard the married new father had a wound to the side of the head.

A post-mortem examination has been carried out and established there were no suspicious circ-umstances surrounding his death.

After Mr Azam, 26, of The Coppice, in the Beardwood area, was discovered, an investigation was launched by Islamabad police. They contacted the British Consulate who, in turn, alerted Lancashire Constabulary who helped the family organise the repatriation of Mr Azam’s body.

Mr Azam’s father, Mohammed, accompanied his body as it was repat-riated to Britain on November 15.

A statement from his family, including his wife and eight-month-old son, said: “Khurum Azam very sadly passed away in Pakistan on Monday, November 12. He lived for the most part of his life in Blackburn.

“His body was flown back to the UK, by his father for him to be buried in Blackburn as his grandparents, aunts, and uncles all reside here. His wife and son of eight months also live here.

“The family wish to express their warm and heartfelt thanks to Blackburn Hospital, Lancashire police and all the community for their genuine, and welcome, support in this trying time of their loss.

“Thousands of mourners paid their respects and offered condolences to the family at Masjide-Raza, and at Khurum’s funeral at Pleasington Cemetery, on Saturday, November 17.”

The Lancashire Telegraph understands Mr Azam is thought to have taken his own life, although the family dispute this.

Lancashire Police said: “Following the death, Mr Azam’s body was repatriated to the UK and Coroner Michael Singleton arranged for a post-mortem examination which has determined that the death is not of a suspicious nature.”

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10:32am Thu 22 Nov 12

saf mo says...

You will be dearly missed, you touched mine and my familys hearts. I spare a tear everytime i think of you not around anymore! May Allah grant you jannatul firdoz. Ameen! RIP bruv
You will be dearly missed, you touched mine and my familys hearts. I spare a tear everytime i think of you not around anymore! May Allah grant you jannatul firdoz. Ameen! RIP bruv saf mo
  • Score: 8

11:35am Thu 22 Nov 12

YasP1886 says...

May Allah make it easy for his family. Kuz will be dearly missed, anyone who knew him knows how he could brighten up the whole room with his charisma and sense of humour. May Allah grant you maghfirah my bro.
May Allah make it easy for his family. Kuz will be dearly missed, anyone who knew him knows how he could brighten up the whole room with his charisma and sense of humour. May Allah grant you maghfirah my bro. YasP1886
  • Score: 6

11:35am Thu 22 Nov 12

T_B786 says...

Im grateful that you came and blessed our family and our lives with your presence. Really wish that we could turn back time, we think of you everyday and miss you. Always will you be in our hearts and prayers. May Allah grant you Janaat -ul Firdoz... Ameen.

Love u little brother xx
Im grateful that you came and blessed our family and our lives with your presence. Really wish that we could turn back time, we think of you everyday and miss you. Always will you be in our hearts and prayers. May Allah grant you Janaat -ul Firdoz... Ameen. Love u little brother xx T_B786
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1:14pm Thu 22 Nov 12

scottlad says...

Sad story, RIP. My heart goes out to his family
Sad story, RIP. My heart goes out to his family scottlad
  • Score: 8

1:16pm Thu 22 Nov 12

AK-786 says...

Got so many memories of u and i miss u so much. It feels like a bad dream and I'm waiting to wake up. But the reality is that your gone to a better place Insha Allah.

May Allah SWT grant you a special place in jannatul firdous - Ameen!

You will be dearly missed and will always be in our duas.

***note to all friends and family***
Please pray surah fatiha one time and surah ikhlaas three times for Khurums Esaale-Sawaab. Jazakallah
Got so many memories of u and i miss u so much. It feels like a bad dream and I'm waiting to wake up. But the reality is that your gone to a better place Insha Allah. May Allah SWT grant you a special place in jannatul firdous - Ameen! You will be dearly missed and will always be in our duas. ***note to all friends and family*** Please pray surah fatiha one time and surah ikhlaas three times for Khurums Esaale-Sawaab. Jazakallah AK-786
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7:54pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Huey says...

how sad.
RIP young man
these posts are really touching and beautiful
how sad. RIP young man these posts are really touching and beautiful Huey
  • Score: 4

10:31pm Thu 22 Nov 12

Koki1234 says...

It's a testing time for everyone who knew Khuram. To lose someone in the prime of their life with so much ahead of him. But alas it is what Allah wants and we take comfort that he is in a better place. Keep strong. Xx
It's a testing time for everyone who knew Khuram. To lose someone in the prime of their life with so much ahead of him. But alas it is what Allah wants and we take comfort that he is in a better place. Keep strong. Xx Koki1234
  • Score: 2

1:59am Fri 23 Nov 12

Peggy123 says...

Khurrum was a good friend RIP "ah kid" you'll never be forgotten, only got lovely memories of you that get us through the days.. InshaAllah the doors of Jannath will be open for you, my Dua's r v u n your family forever long... May Allah give your family sabbar-e-jameel.. Ameen x
Khurrum was a good friend RIP "ah kid" you'll never be forgotten, only got lovely memories of you that get us through the days.. InshaAllah the doors of Jannath will be open for you, my Dua's r v u n your family forever long... May Allah give your family sabbar-e-jameel.. Ameen x Peggy123
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12:16pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Intention & Action says...

Such a huge huge tragedy, for all concerned... Khurum was an amazing and lovely lad, may Allah give him the best in the Hereafter. This life is short compared to the eternal life of the Hereafter, good actions with sencerity and good intention are key to being successful in both life's. May this be a reminder that life is short and date of death is pre destined by Allah, may Allah give his family sabre at this extraordinarily difficult time... Ameen.
Such a huge huge tragedy, for all concerned... Khurum was an amazing and lovely lad, may Allah give him the best in the Hereafter. This life is short compared to the eternal life of the Hereafter, good actions with sencerity and good intention are key to being successful in both life's. May this be a reminder that life is short and date of death is pre destined by Allah, may Allah give his family sabre at this extraordinarily difficult time... Ameen. Intention & Action
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9:10pm Fri 23 Nov 12

Gujarkhan says...

Khuram was my cousin and i cant believe he has gone. A nice lad who had a big heart and everyones freind. I looked at him like a little brother. Never thought we would see this day but sadly we are. The fact is Allah blessed us with Khurams presence for 26 years no more or no less thats exactly what was written for him. Feels like a bad dream as it still hasnt sunk in. His parents are diamonds who really have been brave through these tough times, I pray Allah gives them sabar and may Allah open the doors of Jannat for Khuram. Ameen.
Khuram was my cousin and i cant believe he has gone. A nice lad who had a big heart and everyones freind. I looked at him like a little brother. Never thought we would see this day but sadly we are. The fact is Allah blessed us with Khurams presence for 26 years no more or no less thats exactly what was written for him. Feels like a bad dream as it still hasnt sunk in. His parents are diamonds who really have been brave through these tough times, I pray Allah gives them sabar and may Allah open the doors of Jannat for Khuram. Ameen. Gujarkhan
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