‘Father killed over monthly allowance’

Published: March 7, 2012
Father upon returning found that his son had sold two plots worth Rs8 million without his consent, at which point he stopped his monthly allowance of Rs35,000 per month.

Father upon returning found that his son had sold two plots worth Rs8 million without his consent, at which point he stopped his monthly allowance of Rs35,000 per month.


An unemployed software engineer has confessed to arranging his father’s murder after he stopped his Rs35,000 per month pocket money, police said.

Shahid Munir was strangled to death on February 25, according to a case registered at Ghaziabad police station on his son Bilal Munir’s complaint. Bilal had told the police that he was at home with his wife and father in Madina Town when some robbers broke into the house and rendered him and his wife unconscious using a handkerchief dipped in chloroform. He said when he woke up, he found his father dead in another room.

The police registered a robbery and murder case on the same day.

Malik Nazir, who is in charge of investigations at Ghaziabad police station, said that they had started suspecting that Bilal was involved in the killing because he kept revising his story. He said that Bilal, who graduated from the University of Engineering and Technology five years ago, eventually confessed to killing his father for financial reasons.

SP (Investigation) Amin Bukhari told The Express Tribune that Shahid Munir had worked for an electricity company in Saudi Arabia and had returned to Lahore two months ago.

Upon returning, he found that his son had sold two plots worth Rs8 million without his consent, at which point he stopped his monthly allowance of Rs35,000 per month.

He said that Bilal told the police that he had enlisted a friend named Hafeez, a van driver, to help in the killing in exchange for the promise of a brand new van.

On the night of February 25, while the power was out, Hafeez came to the house and attacked Shahid.

In his confession, Bilal had said that he held his father’s legs down while Hafeez sat on his chest and strangled him, said the SP. He said that Hafeez, a resident of Bagrian, had been arrested.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 7th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (14)

  • MAD
    Mar 7, 2012 - 10:08AM

    THis guy should be hanged by piano wire


  • Qandeel
    Mar 7, 2012 - 11:18AM
  • Baba Ji
    Mar 7, 2012 - 6:10PM

    GEO Punjab police …….. solved the murder mystery Agatha Christie style !!!!


  • ZYZE
    Mar 7, 2012 - 6:30PM

    Surely , Qiyamat is very near..!!


  • Katty
    Mar 7, 2012 - 8:32PM

    I mean look at the extent to which we as a nation have gone. What sort of the change are we talking about if a “son” hires some random people to murder for a “new van”. Can we simply talk about a revolution by just counting heads in innumerous “Jalsas”.
    I think its about time we think about our ownselves for a while, do a self analysis of our personalities in a closed room, try to develop ourselves as an ethical humans. We need a self-revolution first!


  • Haris
    Mar 7, 2012 - 11:55PM

    Astagfirullah ! Paisay ka bhoka shakhs :(

    These type of incidents are mostly found in Lahore.


  • Grace
    Mar 8, 2012 - 2:11AM

    @Haris: Do you think that spoiled sons who kill their parents only exist in Pakistan? Try to read a little more about killings of parents by spoiled kids in North America. Ever heard about the Menendez brothers in the US whose parents were millionaires but killed by the kids over money to lead their lifestyles? Perhaps you haven’t heard of the case of the son who killed his godfather in Toronto over stopping his monetary payments. These type of incidents happen all over the world but it’s sad that readers in Pakistan have no knowledge of the greater world outside.


  • Samiakhan Rabnawaz
    Mar 8, 2012 - 4:48AM

    May Allah help and guide us.
    I think animals are better then SUCH human beings !!!~~~


  • Hameed
    Mar 8, 2012 - 8:38AM

    Totally agree with MAD. This SoB should be hanged by piano wire


  • Raj
    Mar 8, 2012 - 8:55AM

    Atif Rafay with his friend killed his parents and sister in 1994.



  • TMohsin
    Mar 8, 2012 - 2:34PM

    I cannot believe it :( .. He should be hanged infront of the whole nation. It is better not to have a child at all than to be a parent of such a misery.


  • Mar 16, 2012 - 4:09AM

    i hope he is punished for this horrific crime.

    he gets the death penalty.i wish he should be hanged infront of the hole nation.


  • Yasir
    Mar 27, 2012 - 4:50AM

    Oh Lord. I wonder what was going on in that old man’s mind when he saw his own son helping out the killer. How low we have stooped as a nation. Our country is going downhill and we as a nation are providing fuel for it. We sleep and eat all day long and blame Americans for our depravity!!!

    There is no explanation for what that terrible guy did to his father, he should be fed to the dogs. His father brought him to life and that hellish son took his breath away in return.

    Its high time we realized our moral corruption. We are worse then animals and we deserve every bit of the treatment that is given to us by the West. We provide the occasion. And we can not solve the problem through emotional talks. It is said that “If you want to bring the change, be the change yourself”. It has to come from within and we should sweep before our own door before pointing fingers at others’ filth!!!


  • Mar 29, 2012 - 9:29PM

    deserve life in prison if not the death penalty?!?


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