Imam found battered to death in children’s playground: Fears of racist motive as man, 31, held as murder suspect
Jalal Uddin was found with head injuries in a children’s play area a few streets away from the Jalalia Jaamé Mosque, on 18 February.
The 64-year-old was taken to hospital but died a short time later.
Mohammed Hussain Syeedy, 21, of Ramsay Street, Rochdale, has been charged with murder and conspiracy to commit murder, Greater Manchester Police said.
He will appear at Bury Magistrates’ Court on Monday.
A 17-year-old boy previously arrested on suspicion of murder is on bail until 20 April.