The suspect, who shot dead a student of the Hamdard University for resisting a robbery bid in Karachi, has been arrested by the police, East SSP Ghulam Azfar Mahesar confirmed Wednesday.
Misbah Ather, a fourth-year student of Bachelor’s of Eastern Medicine and Surgery, was shot in the head in Gulshan-e-Iqbal on October 3. Two men on a motorcycle attempted to rob her. After she showed resistance, one of the suspects opened fire at her and she died on the spot.
The police said in a statement the suspects, Nabi and Qari Bashir, shot Ather dead during the robbery bid. They apprehended Nabi, from whom Ather’s mobile phone was also recovered.
The law enforcers said the suspects involved in the murder are Afghan nationals.
According to the police, Nabi used to pick up litter from the streets until a year ago. He started stealing batteries from cars and then went on to commit more serious crimes along with his accomplices, Fazal, Naimat and Bashir.
The law enforcers said the suspect has confessed to multiple street crimes during interrogation. These crimes were committed in Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Jauhar, Mobina Town, Sharae Faisal, Sachal Goth and other areas.
The other suspect, however, is still absconding.