Mathra police successfully solved a murder case and arrested two suspects on Saturday.
Speaking at a news conference in the city, DSP Sahibzada said a man was killed in Mathra on March 25. His identity could not be initially ascertained. However, the victim’s body was subsequently identified by his tailor.
“The deceased was identified as Israruddin, a resident of Pabbi, Nowshera. All police stations in the district were informed about the registration number of the deceased’s car which had gone missing shortly after he was murdered.
The car was seized from the possession of Rashid, a resident of Kurram Agency. Rashid was taken into custody and interrogated.
The DSP added the suspect confessed to killing Israruddin with a TT pistol.
“Rashid also revealed the name of his accomplice, Pervez, a resident of Dalazak Road,” he said. “We also managed to arrest him. The latter is believed to be a notorious car snatcher and professional assassin.”
“They killed Israruddin and received Rs600,000 for committing the murder,” he added.
According to the DSP, the names of other gang leaders had been revealed to police, but have not been disclosed.
Earlier, on February 7, a body was found in a canal within the jurisdiction of Yakatoot police station.
The body was taken out of the canal by Edhi workers and shifted to the police station. According to the police, the deceased appeared to be a man in his mid-thirties and had no marks on his body to help suggest the cause of his death.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 3rd, 2016.
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