KARACHI: Police on Wednesday arrested a policeman alleged to be involved in the murder of a school principal in Karachi’s Parsi Colony on December 10.
The school principal named Ambreen Fatima had allegedly been shot dead by her husband Aliul Hassan, who had initially termed the incident as a case of a mugging gone wrong, but later it was revealed that the husband had killed the wife.
Police had previously arrested Hassan, his second wife Sahar Shams and his brother-in-law Balaach. All three had been remanded to police custody for interrogation till December 28. Police have now added policeman Bilal, who is Sahar Shams’ brother, to the list of people arrested in connection with the murder.
The Station House Officer of Karachi’s Soldier Bazaar area, where the murder took place, said that murder weapon had also been recovered, which was believed to have been used in the crime, from Bilal.
A raid was also conducted to nab yet another police officer named Danish and his father Gul Nawaz, but the duo has absconded, the police official said.
The police said that the pistol that was recovered originally belonged to Nawaz, whose son lent it to fellow cop Bilal, who in turn forwarded it to Sahar, who then gave it to her husband.
The police believe that Ambreen’s murder was an outcome of her husband’s secret marriage to Sahar, who wanted to make the marriage public, prompting the main accused to kill his first wife.