Karachi: Three held in factory worker murder case
KARACHI: The Korangi police arrested Tuesday the three main suspects allegedly involved in the murder of Jagdesh, a Hindu who was killed April 8 in a garments factory.
The alleged accused include Waqas, Usman and Hashim. Waqas is a resident of Landhi and Usman and Hashim are residents of Korangi. They were arrested when police conducted raids at their residences, said SP Landhi Town Farrukh Bashir.
During preliminary interrogations, quoting Waqas, the SP said that Waqas was reading the Zehrelay Saanp, a religious book, and Jagdesh was standing with him. Usman and Hashim were also standing in the stitching department where the incident took place.
Jagdesh passed some comments over the Holy Quran, and said, “Why are you doing this This is wrong. Do not read it.” Waqas told him to stop and Usman and Hashim also asked Jagdesh to stop, but he did not stop and started making blasphemous statements.
Waqas said that they started beating him and things went out of control. Eventually, other factory workers came and also started beating Jagdesh.
The SP said that they will be produced in court on Wednesday (today) for remand. To a question, the SP said there is law for blasphemy and it is for the court to prove anything that needs to be proven.
“These workers will get bail. Because I think they will show the incident from a religious point of view and religious parties could play a role to prove them innocent.” These workers can also change their statements in the court, the SP added.