Islamabad: Four arrested in two murder cases
ISLAMABAD: The city police have arrested four persons for their alleged involvement in two separate murder cases.
A spokesman for the police on Sunday said a team of Sabzi Mandi police headed by SHO Khalid Masood Akram arrested two persons on the charge of abducting and murdering Shahid Mehmood, a resident of Dhoke Iqbal.
The police registered a kidnapping case on the complaint of Mehmood’s family members on December 13, a day after he did not return home.
The complainants suspected a man of being behind the kidnapping. The police picked him up for interrogation during which he revealed that he had strangled Mehmood on December 12 and buried him in a plot at Dhoke Iqbal near Sector H-12.
He further said the rivals of the deceased had paid him Rs200,000 for killing Mehmood.
On his identification, the police exhumed the body and shifted it to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences for autopsy on February 17.
Later, the police also succeeded in arresting the accused who was behind the abduction and killing of Mehmood and had paid the hired assassin.
The police said an old enmity over a piece of land was behind the incident and both the groups had lodged a number of complaints with police against each other.
Similarly, the Golra police under the supervision of SHO Abid Ikram arrested two persons who had allegedly murdered Mohammad Saghir, 36, a resident of Bikhar Aku in Golra, on November 27, 2007.
According to detail of the case, Mohammad Arshad along with some of his relatives beat up Saghir, his sister Nargis Bibi and her husband Hamid over a family dispute about five years ago. To take revenge, Saghir and Hamid along with another person murdered Arshad. Later, the court of law sentenced Saghir to four-year’s imprisonment.
However, Arshad’s family considered the four-year term too little for the crime and planned to eliminate Saghir after he was released from jail on October 29.
Three persons armed with 30-bore pistols and a Kalashnikov entered the house of Saghir when he along with his sister Nargis Bibi was present inside. One of the gunmen, carrying Kalashnikov held Nargis at gunpoint, while the other two opened indiscriminate fire on Saghir and killed him on the spot.
Meanwhile, the Aabpara police arrested two persons and recovered a pistol and two daggers from their possession. The Industrial Area police also arrested two persons for carrying a 30-bore pistol, four rounds and 200gm charas.
Likewise, the Sabzi Mandi police arrested an alleged pickpocket and recovered Rs800 from his possession, while the Kural police recovered a 30-bore pistol from a man and arrested him.
The Shahzad Town police recovered two repeater guns and 50 rounds from two persons and arrested them.
The complete article can be found at Dawn News.