Suspect arrested, case registered
The daughter of a former Pakistani diplomat was killed in Islamabad Tuesday night, the police said.
The crime took place at a house in F-7/4. “She was first shot and then slaughtered,” the investigating officer said. Another person was injured in the attack as well.
“A man named Zahir Jaffer, who was allegedly involved in the murder, was arrested on the spot and taken to the police station,” the Islamabad police tweeted.
A case under Section 302 (punishment for murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code has been registered against Zahir at the Kohsar Police Station.
According to the FIR, a sharp weapon was used to behead the victim, which has been seized from the crime scene.
Zahir was making excuses of not being able to understand Urdu during questioning, the investigating officer said. He attacked and injured a member of the rehabilitation team that arrived to help him.
The suspect has been handed over to the police on a three-day physical remand.
Islamabad Police Inspector General Qazi Jamilur Rehman has formed a four-member joint investigation team to probe the case.
The victim’s father, Shaukat Mukadam, has served as Pakistan’s ambassador to South Korea and Kazakhstan.