Lahore: Justice Iqbal’s brother held for parents’ murder
LAHORE: Supreme Court Judge Justice Javed Iqbal’s parents were murdered by his step-brother with the help of two accomplices for the sake of money, police said on Tuesday.
According to police, the accused Naveed Iqbal is a step-brother of Justice Javed Iqbal and works as a rickshaw driver.
He murdered his father Malik Abdul Hameed, who was a former deputy inspector-general of police, and his second wife Zarina Bibi.
After murdering them, he fled with a briefcase bearing Rs0.5 million in cash and took it to Ichhra Market, Lahore, to have it unlocked. The locksmith, however, refused to comply.
Naveed and his accomplices – Abbas and Ameen – reached the spot at 3:30 pm in a rickshaw.
Police chief Aslam Tareen said that when the three entered the house, Naveed’s parents were sitting in the TV lounge. Naveed introduced Abbas to his parents, saying that he wanted to work as an employee in their house.
“He said that Abbas would also bring his wife and a daughter and they should accommodate them in the house,” Tareen said.
Deceased Hameed told his son to take a look at the servant quarters upstairs and Naveed, according to the plot, indicated to Abbas and Ameen to pounce at his parents when he went up.
Tareen said that Abbas overpowered Naveed’s father and Ameen his mother.
Abbas smothered Hameed with a pillow while Ameen strangled Zarina by putting his legs around her neck.
Hameed’s mouth started bleeding while his wife’s ribs were broken.
Accused Abbas accepted Tareen’s statement. “I had loaned money to Naveed. When I demanded my money back, he included me in the plot,” he said.