Shan Khusro admits killing friend 'by mistake'

Additional federal secretary's son admits to police that he fired the gun by mistake. Has interim bail till June 11.


Rameez Ahmed June 09, 2012

LAHORE: Shan Khusro, son of Additional Federal Secretary Khusro Pervez, has admitted to the murder of his friend Hamza ElahiExpress News reported on Saturday.

According to police sources, Shan said that he accidentally fired the gun, resulting in the death of Elahi.

was found shot dead at Phase VI on 2 June.

Elahi, son of Shah Alam Market Trader Sheikh Fazal Elahi, was found dumped in Defence Housing Authority’s Phase VIII last week. Later the same night, his car was found from DHA Phase VI.

Police said the deceased had been shot in the head from point blank range. He said it seemed that he was talking on his cell phone when he was shot.

An official said that Khusro, who had obtained an interim bail from court till June 11, had not cooperated with police during initial investigations. However, they said he later decided to join the investigation team, accepting the fact that the bullet that killed Hamza was discharged from a weapon that was in his possession. They said that Khusro had later claimed that after his friend died, he panicked and disposed off his body.

Despite Khusro coming forward, police say they can not arrest him, owing to the pre-arrest bail which does not expire before June 11.

Sheikh Fazal had lodged an FIR under section 302 Pakistan Penal Code in which he had nominated Hamza’s friend Shan. According to the FIR, Hamza and Khusro had gone out for a drive on June 2.

COMMENTS (4)

think before you speak | 9 years ago | Reply

@Shahid Kamal: excuse me , mistakes happen , and if your very unaware that most people have firearms in Pakistan then you should really learn to watch what you say. people make mistakes all the time , in this case it was unfortunate , i mean honestly do you think he wanted to kill his OWN friend. Speaking from experience as i am a relative to him , he is already in enough pain and suffering , not only cause his friend is dead but because he caused it and it was an honest mistake , put yourselves in his shoes before you start demanding punishment. we are all humans and humans are not perfect , so my suggestion is that you take a hike .... plus how can you say its a clear cut murder out of envy ? do you even know them ? I mean do you know what their relationship was like .... im guessing, no. So in conclusion i hope justice will one day be served to nosey, insensitive people like YOU.

Shahid Kamal | 9 years ago | Reply

Why was he carrying a gun in the first place? Why it was pointed at the unsuspecting victim (judging from the fact that the deceased was talking at phone). According to the reports, the left behind car had two bottles full of petrol, what was he trying to achieve with them? It is a clear cut murder out of envy by the son of an influential bureaucrat and I hope that justice would be served and served with an iron fist...

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