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Mohammad Anwar’s Family Urge People Not To Share Graphic Video Of UberEats Driver’s Death



A family member of Mohammad Anwar, the UberEats driver who died during an armed carjacking, has urged people to not view or share the graphic video that captured his death.

Anwar died on March 23 after police said he was assaulted with a stun gun during a carjacking in Washington, D.C. two teenage girls, aged 13 and 15, have been charged with felony murder and armed carjacking, police said.

On Saturday, a video was posted on Twitter that captured two suspects speeding off in Anwar’s vehicle with him clinging to the side. The vehicle then crashed, and the footage captured Anwar lying critically wounded on the sidewalk.

The 66-year-old, of Springfield, Virginia, was later pronounced dead in an area hospital after lifesaving efforts failed, authorities said.

The video prompted Muhammad Akbar, who identified himself as Anwar’s brother-in-law, to post on Facebook about what he described as a “humble” request.

Mohammad Anwar, 66, died in an armed carjacking in Washington, D.C.
Lehra Bogino/GoFundMe

“I understand videos of my brother-in-law, Mohammad Anwar’s murder are being circulated online,” Akbar wrote. “I am humbly asking everyone we know to not watch and to especially not share with any of our family members.”

A Twitter spokesperson previously told The Liberty Buzz that the video, which has so far been viewed more than 8 million times, doesn’t violate the platform’s rules.

In another post, Akbar said Anwar’s Janazah, a Muslim funeral, had been held on Friday. “We are beyond grateful for everyone’s support,” he wrote.

A GoFundMe page that was set up last week to pay for Anwar’s funeral and support his family has amassed more than $950,000 in donations so far.

Lehra Bogino, who is married to Anwar’s nephew, wrote on the page that Anwar was the family’s financial provider. He was “a hard-working Pakistani immigrant who came to the United States to create a better life for him and his family,” she wrote.

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She added that he had been working as a driver for UberEats when his life “was tragically taken in an appalling act of violence.”

Describing Anwar as a “beloved husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and friend,” she added: “We will carry him with us always, but it doesn’t take the pain away of losing him so tragically and so unexpectedly soon.”

In an update, Bogino thanked people who offered condolences and those who made donations.

“Whether it was $1 or $100, we are so grateful that you were able, and willing, to donate to our family during this terrible time,” she wrote. “This money will help with providing Uncle Anwar with a proper Islamic burial, loss of wages for the family, and pain and suffering. Although money won’t fill the gaping hole that his death has left in our family, it will help remove some of the stress and worry of daily living while we grieve and heal.”

Anwar’s family have been contacted for comment.



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