Karachi: Father, son indicted in murder case
KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Friday indicted a man and his son for the murder of a 21-year-old man and adjourned the hearing of the case till May 31. However, the accused, Abu Alkalam, and Abdul Razzaq, pleaded not guilty and opted to contest the case. The judge, Abdul Ghafoor Memon, of the ATC-III, who is conducting the trial, summoned prosecution witnesses and directed them to testify on the next date of hearing.
According to the prosecution, the police found the body of a young man on February 14 near the Premier College from the limits of the North Nazimabad police station. The police registered an FIR on behalf of the state. On Feb 15, the deceased was identified as Kamal, 21, son of Abdul Haq. After initial investigations, however, the police on Feb 16 arrested the accused.
The investigation officer, Hatim Khan Marwat, stated in the charge-sheet that the deceased, Kamal, was said to be fond of the daughter of Abu Alkalam and wanted to marry her. However, the girl’s family opposed the matrimonial alliance which led to many disputes between both the families.
On Feb 13 the accused along with his son, Abdul Razzaq, and a relative, Mahjil Hussail, killed Kamal and dumped the body near Premier College, said the prosecution.
The police registered a case (FIR No 81/08) under Section 302/34 of the Pakistan Penal Code read with Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997. Mahjil Hussain has been declared absconder in the case.