Sarah Inam’s funeral prayers were offered on Wednesday after which she was laid to rest at a local graveyard.
Following a disagreement over a “family matter,” Shahnawaz is accused of killing Sarah at her home, a farmhouse in Islamabad’s Chak Shahzad neighbourhood. He confessed to killing Sarah after being arrested by the police as the main suspect in the slaying and claimed that he “thought” his wife was having an affair.
Since the victim’s body was transferred into police custody for an autopsy, it has spent the previous six days in the mortuary of the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) Hospital. This morning, the body was claimed by her family.
Two days after Sarah’s murder, her Canadian parents travelled to Pakistan to retrieve the body and give her final rites.
Who was Sara Inam?
Successful Canadian-born economist Sarah has held positions with USAID and Deloitte at various periods in her career.
According to friends and relatives, she held a master’s degree from the University of Waterloo and was currently engaged in the government sector in the United Arab Emirates.
Sarah was described as a “voracious reader and thinker” who was genuinely interested in her job, history, and religion by one of her friends and a coworker.
She was brilliant economist & working with an international firm. She was a Canadian national. Her parents settle in Dallas, USA. Two brothers were settled in Canada.
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.