Man jailed for life with minimum of 21 years for murder of Mohammad Raza Gulzar in Whetstone

The victim received injuries in High Road, Whetstone in June 2021 and died two days later in hospital.

By Barnet Post

Murder victim Mohammad Raza Gulzar
Victim Mohammad Raza Gulzar.

A Barnet man has been jailed today (January 13th) for the murder of Mohammad Raza Gulzar in High Road, Whetstone in June 2021.

Abraheem Sikander, 24 of Dale Grove, Barnet, was jailed for life with a minimum term of 21 years at the Old Bailey on Friday, 13 January for the murder of 29-year-old Mohammad Raza Gulzar. He was found guilty at the same court on Monday, 7 November of murder and possession of a bladed article.

Police were called at 22:24 on 17 June 2021 to reports of a fight in High Road, Whetstone. Officers attended along with the London Ambulance Service and found Mohammad suffering from knife wounds. He was taken to hospital where despite the efforts of medics he sadly died two days later.

After a month-long murder investigation, Sikander was arrested on 26 July 2021 and was charged two days later.

Detective Chief Inspector Laurence Smith, who led the investigation, said: “Our investigation was fast-paced, requiring hundreds of lines of inquiry to be followed, in particular during an intensive five week period following the murder. This involved a variety of technologies including extensive use of CCTV, number-plate recognition systems, mobile phone analysis and a range of forensic examinations, including on vehicles used to convey those involved in the fight to Whetstone.

“This was an extremely complex investigation which demanded the wide-ranging skills and total commitment of dedicated detectives alongside a good deal of co-operation from partner organisations and local people in Whetstone.”

Two other people were found not guilty of assisting an offender during the same trial.

Source: Metropolitan Police

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