Woman lawyer’s murder remains an unsolved mystery | Pakistan Today

Woman lawyer’s murder remains an unsolved mystery

The murder of a woman lawyer at the Badiyan Road Interchange remains shrouded in mystery, as relatives of the victim seem to be avoiding the case, while on the other hand, lawyers are showing support for the slain lawyer, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Even four days after the murder, no substantial progress has been made in the case as police are still waiting for forensic reports. Anjum Akbar, a professional lawyer and mother of two who lived in Defence Housing Authority’s (DHA) B-Block, was found murdered inside her car parked at Baidian Road Interchange near Defence. She was murdered in cold blood with 14 bullets found in her body. Three bullets were shot in the shoulders, two in the ribs, three in the chest, four in the stomach and one in the left thigh and one in the head.
Anjum was quite a social woman with good professional experience and relationship. She lived as a single parent with two daughters while her husband lived abroad. Anjum’s parents and brother live in Sindh whereas she worked at lower courts in Lahore. Investigators told Pakistan Today that no one from Anjum’s family looked in a mood to pursue the case. They said that even her husband seemed disinterested and in a hurry, wanting to complete legal formalities as soon as possible.
Investigators suspected that the woman did not enjoy good relations with even her parents, as none of her parents or siblings were interested in cooperating with police or knowing the facts. Investigation officer Sub-Inspector Ghulam Murtaza said that the body was laid to rest on Monday evening after doctors completed the initial autopsy report and sent specimen to different laboratories for a detailed autopsy report. He said that the family and even her husband looked reluctant and not comfortable while talking to policemen.
He said that circumstantial evidence indicated that the killers had murdered the woman somewhere else and later fled after leaving the body in the car. He said that police had found some clues and were suspecting two men who would be soon included in the interrogation. Murtaza said that it might be a property dispute but it was too early to speculate. On the other hand, the lawyers’ community is showing support for Anjum.
A strike at the civil court was held and lawyers decided to cancel the membership of the lawyer who stood in defence of this case.



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5 Comments

  1. Momal AKbar said:

    I am the Daughter of Anjum Akbar and I know what it feels like.
    Were trying the best we can and that the police are not doing anything.
    Before judging someone try to review all your facts.
    We are most interested in the case
    and who murdered our Innocent mother ,no matter what you call it.
    As far as my father is interested in completing the legal formalities you have no idea what he is going through and how keen he is on catching the murderer.
    No matter what , we will find the killer and soon.
    People of lahore should support us instead of spreading False rumors
    .

  2. Anum Usman said:

    Ahh.. You newspaper people you think you know everything?
    Family not showing interest? Two Daughters who lost their only support are not showing interest? You know what people like you are not even supposed to be call Journalist! You guys are like Thorns in the flesh For Gods sake.

  3. Arsalan Ahmed said:

    I am the Nephew of Anjum Akbar and you people are just like Crabs, someday people like you will feel the pain for the loss of your beloved one's and you will suffer from the same situation. These two kids loss their mother the most important relation and precious human on the earth but u journalist only know how to put mirch and masala in new and how to play with the feelings of the innocent , poor people , you people are freaks. She is my Anuty but she was just like my mother and how am I feeling right now ? I don't want spread in front of people like u Freaks, Crooks….

    • Fazal Saeed said:

      actually i m a student of software engeeniering i just read about that murder case i m intrested in that case n want to do some personal investigation about it hope it could help in solving case….

  4. Sahal said:

    i wouldve spread the word on this article if u guys hadnt filled it with paparazzi instead of the truth… shame on u all for abusing the truth like this…

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