Lahore: Police `solve` blind murder
LAHORE: The Factory Area investigation police claimed on Sunday to have traced the blind murder of a 60-year-old man around two and a half months ago and arrested two people, including his nephew.
The suspects killed the elderly man, who was gardener at FC College University and lived alone at home, to grab his brand new motorcycle and savings.
Cantonment Investigation SP Muhammad Amin Bokhari told Dawn that they launched interrogation after discovery of partially decomposed body of Shafee Masih at his house in Model Colony No 11 on July 22.
He said the victim was strangled by the suspects who also took away his motorcycle, Rs500 in cash and a cell phone.
A case was registered against unidentified people on the complaint of victim’s sister Rasheedan Bibi.
The SP said the suspects identified as Sharif Masih, the son of the complainant, and his accomplice Shahbaz Masih, who were sweepers with the Kasur tehsil municipal administration, were arrested with the help of call data of the victim’s cell phone which was initially seized from Shahbaz.
He said Sharif confessed to killing his maternal uncle for the new motorcycle and his savings as the suspect believed that his uncle, who never married, could have saved a lot of money.
The suspects informed the interrogators that they reached the house of Shafee at around 7pm, served him tea containing sleeping pills and strangled him with a piece of cloth. They also took away the victim’s motorcycle to Kasur. The police have obtained four-day physical remand of the suspects.