- Police say accused broke one in all his personal in addition to his spouse’s telephone with dumbbells to erase knowledge.
- A complete of six cellphones have been recovered from the crime scene, per police.
- Police say accused additionally lower Canadian passport of sufferer with scissors, per sources.
ISLAMABAD: Some new developments passed off within the Sara Inam homicide case on Sunday because the police revealed that the accused, Shahnawaz Amir — the son of senior journalist Ayaz Amir — tried tampering with the proof.
Following the top of their remand, the father-son duo shall be introduced in court docket once more on September 26 (tomorrow).
The police stated they recovered six cellphones from the crime scene, out of which 5 of them belonged to Shahnawaz, whereas one in all them was registered within the sufferer’s identify.
Police added that the accused had damaged one in all his personal in addition to his spouse’s telephone with the dumbbells — the homicide weapon — to erase the info.
“The accused tried to hide proof within the case by breaking the cellphones that he used to contact the sufferer,” police sources instructed Geo.television.
All recovered telephones have been despatched for forensic evaluation, the police stated, per sources, including that they may discover out the explanation behind the dispute between the couple by overlaying the info from the cellphones.
In response to sources, the accused additionally lower the Canadian passport of the sufferer with scissors to make it invalid. Items of her passport, in addition to the scissors, have been recovered from the positioning of the homicide, the police stated.
The automobile purchased for Sara has been seized and transferred to the police station, police sources stated.
The accused Shahnawaz was detained by the police on Friday, September 23, for being a suspect in his spouse’s homicide. He confessed to committing the crime and stated that he “thought” his partner was having an affair with another person.
Sara was murdered within the Chak Shahzad space of the federal capital on Friday and in keeping with the spokesperson of the Islamabad Police, Shahnawaz allegedly killed her at residence.
Throughout the preliminary investigation of the case, the suspect instructed the police that he had tied the knot with the sufferer three months in the past and that she was his third spouse. They’d met on social media.
“I assumed she had an affair with another person however she has assured me that she was not seeing anybody,” Shahnawaz instructed the police, per sources.
In response to sources, he additional instructed the police that he suspected the deceased was “another nation’s agent” and that he “felt that she was plotting to kill him.”
Throughout interrogation, the suspect stated that Sara had tried to strangle him after which he pushed her away from him.
“Sara tried strangling me at about 9:30am. I assumed I’d die so I pushed her away and she or he fell,” he instructed the police, per sources. “She bought up and attacked me once more, so I grabbed my dumbbells which have been mendacity close by and hit her on the top.”
The suspect additional maintained that after he hit his spouse, the room was stuffed with blood which despatched him right into a state of panic.
“I, due to this fact, positioned Sara’s physique in a tub to wash the blood stains,” he stated, in keeping with the sources, including that he took an image of the tub and despatched it to his father, Ayaz Amir.
First info report
Police registered a primary info report (FIR) on the grievance of Station Home Officer (SHO) Nawazish Ali Khan on Friday beneath Part 302 (punishment for homicide) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).
The FIR states that the suspect’s mom, Samina Shah, known as the police on Friday to tell them that her son, Shahnawaz, had killed his spouse with a dumbbell.
In response to the FIR, Shah instructed the police that her son was in the home and had hidden the physique of his spouse. Following this, the police raided the home.
Within the grievance, the police stated that Shahnawaz had locked himself inside his room and when the personnel broke inside, there have been blood spots on his fingers and garments.
As soon as the police bought maintain of Shahnawaz, he, in keeping with the FIR, confessed to hitting his spouse repeatedly with a dumbbell throughout an argument after which later hiding the Canadian nationwide’s physique within the bathtub.
The “homicide weapon”, the FIR quoted Shahnawaz as saying, was hidden beneath his mattress. Police, after analyzing the dumbbell, reportedly discovered blood and hair on it. They later despatched it for forensics.
Ayaz Amir arrested
A day earlier, police took into custody senior journalist Ayaz Amir after acquiring arrest warrants for him and his former spouse within the homicide case.
Amir was taken to Shahzad City police station the place an extra clause Part 109 (punishment for abetment) of the Pakistan Penal Code was added on the request of Sara’s uncles — Colonel (retd) Ikram and Zia-ur-Rahim — who blamed Amir and his former spouse for his or her niece’s homicide.
After his arrest, police produced Ayaz in court docket to accumulate his bodily remand. The investigation officer of the case pleaded with the court docket to approve his five-day bodily remand.
Throughout the listening to, Ayaz stated that he had knowledgeable the police himself concerning the homicide, nevertheless, he has no intention to save lots of Shahnawaz from punishment in a homicide case.
“If I had an intention to save lots of my son, it will not have been tough to cover a dumbbell,” he stated.
“I requested Sara as soon as whether or not she learn about Shahnawaz’s former marriages and his behavior of intoxication, on which she replied that Shahnawaz is sweet at coronary heart. I’ve sympathy with Sara and her household,” he added.
In the meantime, Ayaz’s counsel stated that he can’t be arrested only for being a high-profile journalist as police don’t have any proof in opposition to him.
After listening to the arguments from either side, the court docket accepted a one-day bodily remand of Ayaz and handed him over to the police.