Jhelum police solve girl’s murder after 3 years
JHELUM: The police claimed to have solved the murder of a girl who went missing three years ago. Addressing a press conference here on Friday, DPO Tayyab Hafeez said that Riffat Perveen, a resident of Pind Dadan Khan, went missing from Saudi Gujar village on July 4, 2009. Her family registered a case and nominated her fiancé Junaid and his brothers Tajamal and Muzamil in the FIR. The Pind Dadan Khan police arrested them, but they were released. After three years, her family moved the Supreme Court and CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry ordered the Punjab IGP to produce the girl. He also directed the Jhelum district sessions judge to monitor the case after every 15 days. On the orders of the Supreme Court, a team was constituted under SP Syed Haseeb Shah to interrogate the case.
The DPO said that Junaid, who is teaching at a local college, had an affair with his student Haleema. After tracing his calls and messages, the police again interrogated Junaid who admitted that he had picked Riffat from Jhelum Bus Stand and taken her to Mangla. Junaid told the police that after a quarrel with Riffat, he hanged her and later threw the body in a canal. The police buried the body without post–mortem as the area fell in Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The police also presented the killer before the media. SP Investigations Syed Haseeb Shah was also present.