Physical remand of accused in Wajiha Swati murder case extended

Remand extended by three days as police say murder weapon, vehicle used to transport body still to be recovered


News Desk December 29, 2021
According to police sources, Rizwan abducted his ex-wife from Rawalpindi and killed and buried her in Dera Ismail Khan. PHOTO: EXPRESS

RAWALPINDI:

A local court extended on Wednesday the physical remand of the main accused in the kidnapping and murder case of American national Wajiha Swati by three days.

The prime suspects – including Wajiha’s ex-husband Rizwan Habib – were bought before the court by the police after the completion of their earlier physical remand.

The police maintained that the murder weapon and the vehicle used to transport the victim’s body to Lakki Marwat were yet to be recovered from the accused.

The court extended the physical remand of accused Rizwan Habib, Hurriyatullah and Sultan Khan for three days. The remand was obtained from the court of Civil Judge Tariq Khan.

The police took the accused under tight security and returned to Civil Lines Police Station.

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Earlier this week, the former husband of the victim confessed to abducting her, as soon as she reached Pakistan, and killing her and burying her in Lakki Marwat.

Despite the fact that the accused was named in the FIR, the police deferred his arrest for two months.

Addressing a press conference on the abduction and murder of the woman, Rawalpindi City Police Officer (CPO) Sajid Kayani had informed that Wajiha had reached Pakistan on October 16.

Her former husband killed her on the same day after kidnapping her and buried her body in a room at the house of one of his own servants in Lakki Marwat.

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