Islamabad: Educationist stabbed to death
ISLAMABAD: A senior official working with a special education organisation was stabbed to death by unidentified person(s) at his G-8/4 residence on Tuesday.
Police said apparently it seemed a murder-during-robbery but circumstantial evidence suggested that the motive was something else, including revenge or enmity.
Dr Arshad Owais Qazi, 55, who worked as Director in Al-Farabi Centre, was all alone in the house when he was killed. His son told the police that he returned from school at around 2.15pm and found the main door of the house locked from inside.
After entering the house from the back side, he found his father lying at a sofa in the lounge and informed his maternal uncle and mother, the latter an employee of the education department. The boy assumed that his father had suffered a heart attack as he was a cardiac patient.
They informed Rescue 1122 which reached the house and shifted the victim to hospital where he was pronounced dead. Later, the police reached the hospital and took the body into custody.
During examination of the body, it was revealed that the victim had suffered multiple cut wounds to his hands, including wrists, and face. A stab wound was also found in the left side of the chest penetrating into the heart which possibly claimed his life.
However, the incident became mysterious when the police did not find any mark of stab on the victim’s dress – vest, shirt and sweater.
The autopsy on the body suggested that the victim had died of the stab wound in the chest. According to the autopsy, the victim was murdered between 11am and 1pm. Massive bleeding was also found in the chest cavity but the blood did not ooze out.
The police found no indication of forceful entry into the victim’s house which showed that the killer was an acquaintance of the victim and had been allowed entry.
Massive signs of resistance were found in the kitchen with a wall mirror lying smashed which suggested that the victim and his killer had engaged in a brawl. The police also recovered a kitchen knife which was used by the killer.
The mystery deepened when the victim’s son, who had seen the body first, told the police that the vest, shirt and sweater worn by his father were folded up to his chest. Besides, he said he had not seen any bleeding from the chest.
The family told the police that all valuables, including cash, gold ornaments and electronic items, in the house were intact except a microwave oven and an imitation jewellery set which were missing. The doors of the cabinets and sideboards were found opened but the valuables inside were not touched.