ISLAMABAD: A local court on Thursday remanded the accused in the murder of the daughter of a former Pakistani diplomat in Islamabad to police custody for three days.
Police today produced the suspect Zahir Jaffar before the duty magistrate and obtained his physical remand.
Earlier, the 27-year-old daughter of a former Pakistani diplomat was killed in the federal capital on Tuesday.
According to police, the deceased – identified as Nurmakdam – was the daughter of Shaukat Makadam, who served as Pakistan’s ambassador to South Korea and Kazakhstan.
Police said Noor was killed at his home in the F-7 area of the city. The man accused of killing her was arrested and is said to be the son of a business tycoon.
Talking to reporters, SSP Atawar Rehman said that after receiving the information, the police reached the spot and arrested the accused named Zahoor Jaffar from the crime scene. He added that the suspect was in police custody, adding that an investigation was underway to determine the motive behind the murder.
The police officer said he was also questioning his domestic help in connection with the murder. Rejecting reports that the accused was mentally ill, the SSP said that the accused was fully conscious when police arrested him. He made it clear that he was not intoxicated at all.
He added that a forensic team had gathered evidence from the scene that would help investigate the murder. The suspect also attacked and injured another man when police arrived to arrest him, the SSP said.
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