Rawalpindi: Police arrest family’s alleged murderers
RAWALPINDI: The police have arrested four people, including two women, for allegedly hammering five members of a family to death on Jan 19 in the limits of RA Bazaar police, said City Police Officer (CPO) Saud Aziz on Wednesday while addressing a press conference.
The CPO said a special police team arrested the accused within 72 hours of the occurrence of the incident. He said the accused Saeed Akhtar, his wife Riffat, her niece Sumaira and Khadim Hussain left for Darul Hassan Town, Faisalabad, soon after the incident. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Yasin Farooq, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Rana Shahid, Station House Officer (SHO) RA Bazaar police station and other senior officials supervised the team.
The CPO told reporters that the accused had confessed to committing the crime. Preliminary investigations reveal that the slain Jamshed Khan, his wife Tahira Jabeen and the accused were running a brothel.
The CPO said that a money dispute arose between Jamshed Khan and Riffat, as she latter lived with the former’s family along with her niece Sumaira and they both sold sex. On Jan 19, Riffat told her husband Saeed that Jamshed was not giving them due share in money. Saud Aziz said that Saeed and his accomplice Khadim Hussain decided to kill the family and bought a hammer to execute the plan.
Aziz said the alleged killers visited Jamshed’s house and asked for tea. Meantime, Riffat and Sumaira spiked the tea of Jamshed’s family and hammered the couple, their children Ramsha, 9, and Shakir, 11, and Tahira’s brother Abid Hussain to death during sleep.
Khadim Hussain confessed to killing the family before reporters. Riffat told reporters that the couple were not giving them their due share on which they decided to kill them all. She said after killing the family they combed the house for money and jewellery and could only find Rs 2500 and a pair of gold earrings. The CPO said that the accused would be presented before the court for trial on Thursday (today).
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