LAHORE: Shan Khusro, son of Additional Federal Secretary Khusro Pervez, has admitted to the murder of his friend Hamza Elahi, Express News reported on Saturday.
According to police sources, Shan said that he accidentally fired the gun, resulting in the death of Elahi.
was found shot dead at Phase VI on 2 June.
Elahi, son of Shah Alam Market Trader Sheikh Fazal Elahi, was found dumped in Defence Housing Authority’s Phase VIII last week. Later the same night, his car was found from DHA Phase VI.
Police said the deceased had been shot in the head from point blank range. He said it seemed that he was talking on his cell phone when he was shot.
An official said that Khusro, who had obtained an interim bail from court till June 11, had not cooperated with police during initial investigations. However, they said he later decided to join the investigation team, accepting the fact that the bullet that killed Hamza was discharged from a weapon that was in his possession. They said that Khusro had later claimed that after his friend died, he panicked and disposed off his body.
Despite Khusro coming forward, police say they can not arrest him, owing to the pre-arrest bail which does not expire before June 11.
Sheikh Fazal had lodged an FIR under section 302 Pakistan Penal Code in which he had nominated Hamza’s friend Shan. According to the FIR, Hamza and Khusro had gone out for a drive on June 2.