Karachi: Afreen Baig murder case
KARACHI: An additional district and sessions court (south) on Saturday partly heard final arguments of the special public prosecutor in TV artiste and producer Afreen Baig`s murder case and adjourned the hearing till Jan 28. Farooq Mengal, Mohammad Bux Umrani, and his wife, Zahida, have been charged with murder in the case. Afreen Baig was killed in her DHA residence in October 2004 allegedly by her driver, Mohammad Bux Umrani, and his wife, Zahida. Her husband, Farooq Mengal, had allegedly masterminded the murder. Zahida was declared absconder in the case.
The prosecution said that Umrani, in his confessional statement before a judicial magistrate, had stated that he killed the woman on the inducement of Farooq Mengal. Mengal was angry with his wife and suspected that she was having an affair with her former husband.
A case (FIR 163/05) was registered under Section 302, 392, 337-F and 109/34 of the Pakistan Penal Code at the Clifton police station.