The news of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim succumbing to the Coronavirus in Pakistan has just broken as the NewsX Television reported the matter.
According to the reliable sources in Delhi, Dawood was admitted to a private hospital in Karachi on May 29 after he was tested positive for Covid19. He said to have succumbed to the virus last night around 8 pm. The news, however, is yet to be confirmed by the official sources.
It may be recalled that Dawood has been on the run since 1993 ever since he was declared as prime accused in serial bomb blasts in Mumbai in which hundreds of people died. He was wanted on the charges of terrorism, murder, extortion, targeted killing, drug trafficking and various other cases. He was designated as a global terrorist in 2003 by India and the United States with a reward of US$25 million on his head for his role in Mumbai bomb blasts. In 2011, he was named number three on “The World’s 10 Most Wanted Fugitives” by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), USA.
Born in a Konkan Muslim family in Ratnagiri of Maharashtra and settled in Temkar Mohalla in Dongri in Mumbai. His father Ibrahim Kaskar worked as a Police Constable with Mumbai police and his mother Amina was a homemaker. He has been living in Pakistan.