ISLAMABAD: Police Thursday claimed to have arrested two brothers who had allegedly killed a woman during a robbery in New Shakrial area last month.
The victim, aged around 54 years of age, had allegedly been electrocuted to death in her house on December 21.
Khanna police, however, had listed her death as a murder and accordingly filed a case. The case was later handed over to Islamabad Police’s homicide investigation unit (HIU).
The victim’s family identified four or five possible suspects, and the police, after obtaining and analysing geo-location history of the suspects, found that at least one of them was in that area at the time of the incident.
When police interrogated the suspect, he allegedly confessed that together with his brother tortured and killed the woman during the robbery.
Police identified the suspects as Iftikhar Hussain and Muhammad Aamir from Ban Karor, Murree.
Inspector Ahmed Kamal, who is in-charge of HIU Shahzad Town circle and investigation officer of the case, told The Express Tribune that Hussain had previously worked as conductor with one of the victim’s brothers and knew that the family had recently sold a car and kept cash from the deal at their house.
Kamal added that the suspects allegedly electrocuted the woman before taking away Rs175,000.
He added that the suspects were drug addicts and would rob people to pay for their drugs. They had previously been booked for auto theft.
Kamal said one suspects was arrested a few days ago, while the other was nabbed on Wednesday.
Police have obtained physical remand from a district court.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 27th, 2017.
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