| Updated at: 0221 PST, Sunday, September 19, 2010|
LONDON: British police officers went door to door seeking witnesses on Saturday in an attempt to resolve the mystery surrounding the killing of Imran Farooq, Geo News reported whose death sparked rioting in Pakistan's largest city.
Scotland Yard said that 50-year-old Imran Farooq was stabbed and beaten to death in broad daylight outside his home in Edgware, a quiet suburban area in north London.
Police said Saturday that they were appealing for witnesses and handing out posters in an effort to get more information on the slaying.
A post-mortem examination took place at Finchley Mortuary on Friday.
The investigation was passed last night from Scotland Yard's homicide and serious crime wing to its counter-terrorism command, signalling that senior detectives fear the crime could be politically motivated.