THE FUNERAL of much-loved hit-and-run victim Adeel Gul is to take place today.
Adeel, a popular community figure in his 20s, was struck on Sunday (October 7) by a speeding car, or possibly two, at 7.50pm in Allesley Old Road in the Chapelfields area.
His older brother Nadeem, who paid an emotional tribute to Adeel on Monday, announced the funeral services on Facebook.
He said: “Our beloved son, brother, friend and uncle Raja Adeel Gul has formerly passed away.
“May Allah bless him with maghfirat and jannah.”
He added the public is welcome to the Janazah – the Islamic funeral prayer – at the Jamia Mosque, Eagle Street, Coventry at 2.30pm.
It will follow Friday prayer at 2pm.
The burial ceremony will be held at Lentons Lane cemetery at 3.30pm.
Police are continuing their investigations into the circumstances surrounding Adeel’s tragic death.
On Tuesday (October 9) Nadeem thanked people for their tributes and called on those who wanted to celebrate Adeel’s life to visit the Iqra Centre mosque on Allesley Old Road.
He said: “Over the past couple of days all the support from family, friends and even strangers has been unreal.
“Adeel Gul was truly loved by many and to see how many people have payed respects from white, black, Chinese, Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi communities and others is evidence we are all the same.
“People you could not imagine in a mosque have been to Iqra Centre and payed respects.
“I’d like the thank everyone. Adeel will be looking down on us all with a big smile.”
Detectives from the Serious Collision Investigation Unit want to hear from any witnesses who saw the collision or a car driving nearby with front-end damage.
Detective sergeant Paul Hughes said on Monday (October 8): “I would urge any motorists with dash-cam footage who were driving near the area this evening to check their footage to see if they have caught a damaged car on camera; they could hold vital information and I would urge them to make contact.
“Similarly, if anyone living nearby has CCTV cameras that might have caught the cars immediately before or after the crash or anyone who’s witnessed anything that could help the investigation – I need these people to call me.”
Anyone with information should call West Midlands Police on 999 quoting log 2482 of 7 October or contact the charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.