Karachi: Afreen Baig murder trial under way
KARACHI: Additional and district and session South Judge Sultan Mohammed Awan is conducting a trial inside the Central Prison regarding the murder of Afreen Baig, a television artist and producer. The next hearing is scheduled to take place on September 11. Baig was killed at her DHA residence in October 2004, allegedly by her driver Mohammad Bux Umrani and his wife Zahida.
Baig’s husband, Farooq Mengal, is alleged to have masterminded the murder. The driver of the victim and his wife, who was working as a maid at Mengal’s house, are the co–accused in the case. In his confessional statement before a judicial magistrate, Umrani stated that he had been induced to kill the woman on her husband’s insistence.