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Mosque reader Jalal Uddin death: Murder suspects bailed

Jalal Uddin Image copyright Greater Manchester Police
Image caption Jalal Uddin was found with serious head injuries in a Rochdale play area and later died in hospital

A man and a boy who were arrested on suspicion of murder following the death of a prominent member of a mosque have been released on bail.

Jalal Uddin, 64, died from a head injury on 18 February after he was found in South Street in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, a few streets away from the Jalalia Jaamé Mosque.

He is believed to have been assaulted on his way home from a friend's house.

A 21-year-old man and a boy, 17, have been bailed until 20 April.

Det Ch Insp Terry Crompton of Greater Manchester Police appealed for witnesses who may have been in the South Street area between 20:40 and 20:55 GMT on 18 February to come forward.

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Image caption Jalal Uddin was a qari (Koran reader) at the Jalalia Jaamé Mosque

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