Ayaz Amir remanded in daughter-in-law's murder case

Court grants one-day physical remand after investigation ties senior journalist to Canadian citizen's murder


Zaigham Naqvi September 25, 2022
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ISLAMABAD:

An Islamabad court on Sunday granted one day’s physical remand of senior journalist Ayaz Amir who was arrested after his daughter-in-law was found murdered in her home on Friday.

The 37-year-old victim identified as Sara Bibi is suspected of having been murdered by her husband Shahnawaz – Ayaz Amir’s son.

According to sources, Sara and Shahnawaz had an altercation over a domestic issue on Thursday night which led to her death as the accused allegedly had hit her in the head with an iron dumbbell.

After killing his wife, sources revealed, the accused allegedly put her body in a bathtub. The police had arrested the accused and taken him to Shahzad Town Police Station for further investigation.

Sources furthered that Shahzad Town Police had later named Ayaz Amir in the case. They had said that in the light of the interrogation of Shahnawaz, the police had obtained the arrest warrant of Ayaz Amir from the area magistrate on Saturday.

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As the senior journalist was produced before the area magistrate Zahid Termizi today, he pleaded that he was the one who had informed the police of the murder.

“I was the one who gave the farmhouse address to the station house officer (SHO),” Amir added.

His counsel, Nasir Asghar also added that Amir was “not named in the case” and that “no evidence had been found against” his client.

However, the police requested the court for a four-day physical remand of the accused arguing that “the accused Ayaz Amir should be investigated”.

“It is a very high-profile case,” the police added, “a Canadian-born Pakistani woman has been murdered”.

Granting the police the request the court ordered one day’s physical remand and handed the accused over to the officials.

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