Islamabad: Slain woman’s husband remanded in custody
ISLAMABAD: Duty Magistrate Liaquat Abbasi on Thursday granted the police a three-day physical remand of a man, whose wife was found murdered in her bedroom last month. The police arrested the man, Muhammad Asif, after finding his statements on the murder conflicting. His wife, Amara Asif, 27, died after being hit in the head.
The police had quizzed a few labourers who were present at Asif’s house when the murder was committed. The police sources quoted the labourers as telling them that they had seen no outsider entering the house when Amara Asif was reportedly murdered.
They denied Asif was away at the time of murder. “We’ve enough evidence with us showing Asif was home when his wife was killed. For this very reason, we’ve to arrest him two weeks after the murder,” a police investigator said. He said Asif’s mother and brothers were also home at the time of the murder. He said statements of Asif’s family members had also been recorded. They all are under observation, he further said. He said the police were hopeful of getting a clue about the murderer(s) shortly.
The autopsy report revealed that Amara was struck six times in the head with a sharp-edged instrument. The police said that only a person, who had serious differences with her, could indulge in such an act. Meanwhile, a special police team began investigation into the killing of senior journalist Khalil Malik, who was allegedly shot dead by his wife Saira Khan. The woman had committed suicide shortly afterwards.