Karachi: Kidnap & murder case
Karachi: An anti-terrorism court recorded the statement of a witness and put off the hearing of a case pertaining to the kidnap and murder of a 21-year-old man till August 2. The witness, Asiya, wife of the accused Abu Alkalam, appeared before the judge, Abdul Ghafoor Memon, of the ATC-II and testified in the case. The special public prosecutor also cross-examined the co–accused, Abdul Razzaq.
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 the families. On Feb 13, the accused along with his son, Abdul Razzaq, and a relative, Mahjil Hussain, killed Kamal and dumped the 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.