Faisalabad: Triple murder accused arrested by police
FAISALABAD: Police officials claim to have arrested Waqas Bajwa, suspected of slaughtering his wife and child, from Quetta on Saturday night.
According to police officials Bajwa was implicated for killing his wife, infant daughter and a neighbour on December 18, 2011. The suspect allegedly fled the scene after committing the triple murder. “At the time we formed six police teams and we have been searching for him for weeks,” said Batala Colony sub inspector (SI) Muhammad Rizwan. Rizwan told reporters that the police received a tip-off regarding Bajwa’s location and then raided a hideout in Quetta.
A team headed by Sub Inspector (SI) Muhammad Ramzan, Investigation Officer Batala Colony, and succeeded in arresting the suspect on Saturday and brought him to Faisalabad.
The suspect Waqas Bajwa had contracted a love marriage with Muslim Park Peoples Colony No2 resident Faiza, 22, nearly one and half years ago. Initially, the bride’s parents opposed the match but they eventually accepted the marriage. “They told her that Bajwa was a thug but she would not budge. Later they accepted it,” said Faiza’s neighbour Beenish.
Faiza gave birth to a baby girl about a month ago and went to stay with her parents for 40 days. “Bajwa wanted her to return home sooner,” she added.
On December 16, Bajwa went to Faiza’s parents house in the evening and demanded that his wife return home with him but she refused. “She told him that she wanted to stay with us for 40 days but he got violent,” said Faiza’s mother Ismat Bibi.
At this Bajwa allegedly began beating her and his infant daughter. “Waqas said that if she didn’t accompany him, he would shoot her and the baby but she didn’t believe him,” she added. When Faiza refused to return, Waqas opened fire on her and his daughter.
On hearing the firing, Faiza’s neighbour Sajid, 19, rushed to their rescue and tried to over power Waqas who was about to escape. The suspect then fired upon Sajid who also died on the spot.
Batala Colony police has registered a case against the accused under Section 303 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) on the complaint of Sheikh Nasir against the accused and his five accomplices. Though Bajwa escaped, the police were able to apprehend two of his accomplices.
Investigation Officer, Muhammad Ramzan told reporters that now that Bajwa had been arrested the remaining three men would soon be arrested.