Karachi: Witnesses depose in murder case
KARACHI: An anti-terrorism court on Saturday recorded the statement of two defence witnesses in a case pertaining to the kidnap and murder of a young man and put off the hearing till Aug 4. Saeed Ahmed and Abdul Hakim, two neighbours of accused Abul Kalam and Abdul Razzaq, appeared before Judge Abdul Ghafoor Memon of the ATC-II and recorded their statements.
Abul Kalam, his son, Abdul Razzaq, and their relative, Mahjil Hussain, were charged with kidnapping and killing 21-year-old Kamal.
The charge-sheet said that Kamal wanted to marry the daughter of Abul Kalam. However, the girl’s family opposed the matrimonial alliance that resulted in many disputes between the two families. On Feb 13 the accused along with his son and a relative kidnapped Kamal. He was then killed and the body was dumped near Premier College.
The police registered a case (FIR No 81/2008) 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.