Skip to comments.Lottery winner's death was blamed on natural causes — until a relative raised questions
Posted on 01/08/2013 6:27:23 PM PST by Nachum
Urooj Khan had sworn off playing the lottery after he took an Islamic pilgrimage to the Middle East in 2010, but as he stood in a 7-Eleven near his home on Chicago's Far North Side this summer, he lost his will for a moment, handing over $60 to buy two instant-game tickets.
After scratching off the second ticket, he leaped in the air, shouting over and over again, "I hit a million!"
When Khan, 46, accepted an oversized check from Illinois Lottery representatives days later at the same store with his wife and teenage daughter at his side, he spoke excitedly of how the winnings would help him grow his dry-cleaning business.
Instead, Khan is dead, a victim of an extraordinary poisoning, and police have a mystery on their hands: Did his lottery winnings create a motive for murder?
The month after winning the million dollars, Khan died unexpectedly on July 20. Finding no trauma to his body and no unusual substances such as cocaine or carbon monoxide in his blood, the Cook County medical examiner's office declared his death to be from natural causes. He was buried at Rosehill Cemetery.
But the Tribune has learned that Chicago police and county prosecutors are investigating Khan's death as a homicide.
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Muslim Lottery Winner Poisoned; Planned to Give $s to Christian Charity, Violated Islam Gambling Prohibition
Y’know sometimes murders can be due to plain old greed.
Nachum~:” Apparently he was planning on donating some money to a (gasp) Arab Christian charity.
He was “hedgeing his bet” , just in case the Christians were right !!
Maybe all 72 virigins went : “oink ,.. oink”
Just because he was Arab does not mean he was Muslim, unless somebody can show to the contrary.
Robbery is the most likely motive. Even for the various idealogues that are out there, greed triumphs all.
Christians seldom go on haj to Mecca.
Yup, plenty of people have been murdered for far less than that amount of money.
If it was acute cyanide poisoning, it should have killed him pretty quickly. So, I don’t think he could have been poisoned before he came home that night. That doesn’t leave a long list of suspects.
One night, according to the man and the younger sister a black man ran into their home and smothered the other sister to death! Then he ran away.
Nobody believed that for a second.
They went to prison for a very long time.
Urooj Khan had sworn off playing the lottery after he took an Islamic pilgrimage to the Middle East in 2010... "I hit a million!" ...he spoke excitedly of how the winnings would help him grow his dry-cleaning business. Instead, Khan is dead, a victim of an extraordinary poisoning...This wouldn't happen if we'd ban extraordinary poisoning, and dry cleaners...
You know, they always blame a random black guy every time, don’t they? If I ever have to make up a story about a home invasion, I’m going with Asian Triad gangsters.
Not many of those here, I live in Wisconsin...
clop clop clop clop clop BANG BANG clop clop clop clop
Ill have to go with the Amish driveby.
Amish driveby haircut? LOL