FAISALABAD: A major breakthrough was made on Monday in the murder case of police inspector Adbur Razzaq Gujjar, as Sammundri police finally discovered the motive behind the killing.
The police arrested the three accused – the slain inspector’s wife Naseem Akhtar, son Samad Razzaq Gujjar, and cousin Latif. The three have confessed to their crime, saying that the inspector was killed over a matrimonial conflict.
Police investigation reveals that the former SHO was killed by the trio over a dispute related to Gujjar’s fourth marriage. Reports claimed that clashes between Gujjar and his family were a routine affair since last month, after Gujjar announced his fourth marriage. A police source also claimed that Latif allegedly had illicit relations with the inspector’s wife.
During interrogation, police observed that during the night between Saturday and Sunday, inspector Gujjar got into an argument with his wife Naseem and other family members. As things came to a head, she made a plan to kill Gujjar with the alleged connivance of his son and Gujjar’s cousin Latif. Naseem served Gujjar milk mixed with some intoxicating pills. When the inspector fell unconscious, he was shifted to a deserted place outside the village in his own car by the three. Late on Saturday, the inspector’s cousin Latif shot him dead while he was unconscious. Naseem and her son Samad set the vehicle on fire to make it look like a cylinder blast incident. All three fled from the scene and later declared it a killing by some “corrupt elements” as a result of his professional engagements.
The accused also allegedly amputated the inspector’s limbs, which were recovered from his house. The police were led by the accused themselves in this regard; the weapon used in the crime was also recovered.
Inspector Gujjar got married for the first time in Lahore. Later on, his first wife died following which Naseem Akhtar, a resident of Chak 165-GB of Sitiana in the limits of police station Sadar Sammundri, became Gujjar’s second wife. His third wife Jameela committed suicide two months ago in Sitiana village, following which Gujjar decided to marry for a fourth time in Lahore.
Police reports say that preliminary interrogation, evidences collected from the crime scene and statements from the inspector’s close associates were made part of the investigation process.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 9th, 2011.