Young Pakistani international student murdered in Sydney

Yesterday (14th of October) Australian newspapers broke very sad news. A 28 year old Pakistani student Kamran Yousaf (aka Kami Butt) was violently killed by an armed robber when he was working as a casual worker at the Villawood Value Fruit Market to make ends meet, and he was working on Saturday afternoon when two men, one armed with a gun and the other with a hammer, stormed into the store just after 3.30pm. There were a number of staff members and at least six customers in the shop at the time.

Kamran Yousaf (late)

Kamran Yousaf (late)

It is told that Kamran tried resisting the robbers when one with the gun shot him twice, once in the head and once in the stomach. Poor student died on the site before he could be transported to the hospital. The killer ran from the occasion immediately, however market staff held the other man till the Police arrived. Later Police also arrested the killer from a house in Villawood, Sydney.

Kamran Yousaf, had left his home in Jalalpur Jattan in Pakistan’s Punjab Province and arrived in Sydney in December last year to study for a Masters in Professional Accounting at the King’s Own Institute in central Sydney. He was married in September 2012 and was going to visit his family in Pakistan by the end of October. He was living with other Pakistani students in a shared accommodation in Aubrun (Sydney).

The sad news came just two days before the Eid ul Adha, which made Australian Pakistani community very sad. Pakistanis living in different areas of Australia are showing their concern over this incident on Facebook. They are demanding a quick justice in this tragic case. Kamran’s dead body will be released by the Police for the funeral prayers tomorrow (16-10-2013) and then on the next day it will be sent to Pakistan. Pakistan High Commission Canberra and Consul General Sydney have played their role in this regard.

Villawood Fruit Market

Villawood Fruit Market, Villawood (Sydney)

As Australian Pakistanis, we demand the strictest action against the accused killer Lance Murdoch and his fellow robber Linh Dang so that the grieved family could get some relief. Also Australian government must make such arrangements that international students could complete their studies without any security concern. Sada-e-Shahid appreciates NSW Police for arresting the killer so quickly. We extend our condolences to the grieved family and Kamran’s friends in Sydney.

انا للہ و انا الیہ راجعون



  1. Rest in peace bro. Hope Allah gives strength to ur family to bear this loss. Hope you get the highest place in Jannah. Ameen.

  2. May Allah Rest his Soul In Peace Ameen…
    I was very upset when my brother told me that his class mate was murderd when he tried to resist the robbers.. Because thats not the right way to deal with such a situation any way for all those who work in a place where you have to deal with public please dont put your life in risk if there is any robbery let them do what ever they want if they want you to help them then do it in every bussiness every thing is insured and their are alots of cops out their then its their job to find out the robbers …

  3. May ALLAH forgive his all sins and wrong deeds and Make his soul rest in peace…Aameen!

  4. May Allah rest him in peace. Australian government must take a serious action against the murderer so as to ensure their credibility of justice to all.

  5. May Allah rest him in peace but thats the mistake of kamran actually..he did not suppose to resist the robbers..Why he tried to resist?Every thing is insured in these countries.CCtv camras are planted everywhere….but any way thats a sad

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