Man held for allegedly killing daughter of top businessman in Lahore

LAHORE: Daughter of prominent industrialist Seth Abid was allegedly killed at her father’s home here in the Muslim Town neighbourhood, police said on Saturday.

The police further said that her husband was living in the United States. “We have arrested the adopted child of the businessman while a domestic servant has also been questioned,” they said and added that the body has been shifted to a morgue for medical examination.

The police have yet not share the circumstances and motive that led to the killing. The famous Businessman Seth Abid based in Lahore and Karachi was said to be among the 30 richest persons of the country.

Seth Abid had died after a brief illness at a hospital in Karachi on January 8th, 2021. He was about 85.

Hailing from Kasur, he had reportedly been in a state of grief after the death of his son, Hafiz Ayaz Ahmad, who was gunned down by a security guard in a housing scheme in Lahore in 2006.

Seth Abid’s wife died a few years ago.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Hamza Shahbaz has taken notice of the murder incident and sought a report from the inspector general of police (IG) Punjab. He directed them to arrest those involved in the incident immediately.

“The suspects should immediately be arrested and the case should be probed with all angles,” he said and added that they would ensure the provision of justice to family of the victim.

 

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