Pakistani court accepts plea to arrest senior journalist in daughter-in-law murder case

He is alleged to have killed his wife with a dumbbell.Police presented Shahnawaz in the court of Judicial Magistrate Mubasher Hasan Chishti and sought a 10-day physical remand for investigation.However, the judge granted just a two-day remand and asked the police to complete the probe at the earliest.The police also petitioned the court for arrest warrants of the suspects parents, which were accepted.


PTI | Islamabad | Updated: 24-09-2022 18:36 IST | Created: 24-09-2022 18:36 IST
Pakistani court accepts plea to arrest senior journalist in daughter-in-law murder case
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A Pakistani court on Saturday accepted a plea to arrest senior journalist Ayaz Amir for a probe in connection with the murder of his daughter-in-law allegedly by his son.

Shahnawaz, son of Amir, is in police custody for allegedly killing his Canadian wife of Pakistani origin in the Chak Shehzad area of Islamabad on Friday. He is alleged to have killed his wife with a dumbbell.

Police presented Shahnawaz in the court of Judicial Magistrate Mubasher Hasan Chishti and sought a 10-day physical remand for investigation.

However, the judge granted just a two-day remand and asked the police to complete the probe at the earliest.

The police also petitioned the court for arrest warrants of the suspect’s parents, which were accepted. It means Amir may be arrested anytime.

The suspect is to be produced before the court on September 26.

The murder of Sarah Inam, 37, a day after she arrived from Dubai, where she had been working, shocked the people.

The investigating officer also told the judge on Saturday that the suspect brought his foreign wife from abroad, and killed her “mercilessly”.

Earlier, Islamabad police registered a first information report (FIR) at its Chak Shahzad police station in the murder case.

According to the FIR, the suspect’s mother Samina Shah called the police and informed them that Shahnawaz had murdered his wife “with a dumbbell”.

“My son is in the house and has hidden the body,” the FIR quoted Samina Shah.

The FIR said that Shahnawaz confessed to repeatedly hitting his wife with a dumbbell during an argument and hid her body in the washroom’s bathtub.

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