Funeral prayers for slain Stamford cabbie are this afternoon

The Stamford Islamic Center announced funeral prayers for slain taxi driver Mahomed Kamal will be held at 1:15 today at their facility at on Outlook Street, after Friday prayers.

A statement from the board members of the center thanked the Stamford Police Department for identifying and arresting a suspect the same day as the murder.

“We really appreciate the efforts of Stamford Police Department for their great work in apprehending the alleged suspect within 13 hours of this unfortunate incident,” the statement says.

Kamal, who is survived by his wife and 3-year-old son, will be buried in his native Bangladesh.

The statement also asked attendees to carpool to the Islamic Center, which is located at 10 Outlook St., off Selleck Street, as parking is limited there.

Christine Hall