Karachi: Kidnap and murder case
KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court adjourned till July 23 the hearing of a case pertaining to the kidnap and murder of a 21-year-old man.
The defence counsel cross-examined the investigation officer on Tuesday and the judge, Abdul Ghafoor Memon, of ATC-II, who is conducting the trial put off the hearing till Tuesday to record the statements of the accused.
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.
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 charge-sheet said 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 Hussain, killed Kamal and dumped his body near Premier College, it added. Mahjil Hussain has been declared absconder in the case. 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.