After securing arrest warrants for him and his ex-wife in connection with the killing of their Canadian-born daughter-in-law, Sana Inam police arrested famous journalist Ayaz Amir on Saturday.
At the request of Sara’s uncles, Colonel (retd) Ikram and Zia-ur-Rahim, who have accused Amir and his ex-wife of being responsible for their niece’s murder, Section 109 (punishment for abetment) of the Pakistan Penal Code was added to the police report after the murder. Amir was then taken to the Shahzad Town police station.
Following an argument about a “family matter,” Shahnawaz, Amir’s son, is accused of killing Sarah Inam at home. For a period of two days, Shahnawaz has been held in police custody.
According to investigation officer “Shahnawaz did not tell about his previous two marriages to Sara Inam. He use to ask Sara to send him money”. IO furter said, “Sara bought a car for her personal use but Shahnawaz manage to register car on his name which led to the feud between them. Sara asked for the money he gave to him and asked him to transfer car on her name immediately”.
This made Shahnawaz furious and angry and he killed his wife. Sara did not tell about her marriage to her parents in canada. Sara was a canadian national.
On Friday, police filed a first information report (FIR) in response to Station House Officer (SHO) Nawazish Ali Khan’s complaint under Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code (which deals with penalty for murder) (PPC).
The suspect’s mother, Samina Shah, reportedly called the police on Friday, September 23, to report that her son, Shahnawaz, had killed his wife with a dumbbell. This information was included in the FIR.
The FIR states that Shah informed the police that her son was present and had covered his wife’s body. The cops then searched the residence.
According to the police complaint, Shahnawaz had locked himself in his room and when the staff broke down the door, they found blood stains on his hands and clothing.
According to the FIR, Shahnawaz confessed to striking his wife repeatedly with a dumbbell during an argument and then concealing the Canadian national’s body in the bathtub once the police had Shahnawaz.
Shahnawaz said in the FIR that the “murder weapon” was stashed beneath his bed. Police reportedly discovered blood and hair on the dumbbell after inspecting it. Later, they forwarded it to forensics.
The FIR also stated that the victim’s body had been transported to the Polyclinic Hospital for a postmortem.