KARACHI: Police on Friday booked a man for allegedly attempting to murder his wife's brother over ‘property dispute’ in Karachi.
The arrest came in the wake of an armed clash in Surjani Town on January 30, during which both the arrested suspects – Faizan and his brother-in-law Farhad – sustained injuries.
A case has been registered against Faizan under Sections 324 (attempt to murder) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Pakistan Penal Code, on behalf of Farhad's father Muhammad Farooq.
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According to the police, initial investigations revealed that Faizan took Farhad to a deserted area near Siddique Goth, where he stabbed him in the head and the face with the intention to kill him.
He carried out the murder attempt to acquire property, claimed the police, adding that later Faizan also stabbed himself to make it appear as if they both were attacked by a third party.
Farooq has said in his statement to the police that Faizan "created a fake scene to acquire our house".
Meanwhile, Investigation Officer Nasir Shah said Farhad shared with the police that his sister had separated from Faizan and had filed for a divorce, accusing Faizan of attempting to kill him.
Faizan and Farhad are both under treatment at a hospital.