Crime of passion?: Woman arrested for involvement in husband’s murder

Police say that with help of Ayesha's cell phone record, they will soon make further arrests.

Our Correspondent July 16, 2013
Waseem Iqbal was murdered when unidentified men barged into his house and slit his throat." PHOTO: FILE


Police arrested a woman for her involvement in the death of her husband who was killed late Thursday night in Defence Housing Authority’s Phase II.

Waseem Iqbal, a 32-year-old assistant manager at a multinational, was murdered when unidentified men barged into his house and slit his throat with a knife after tying him up, according to the statement of the victim’s wife, Ayesha Naeem, who was the lone witness of the crime.

The police, however, found her statement as an “attempt to divert the police”, considering the fact that she in the light of her own account, did not leave the house to get help while having ample opportunity to do so.

Later on, the police found a knife which was used in the murder from the victim’s residence, said the Baloch colony police investigation officer, Chaudhry Amanat Ali. “After thorough investigation of the prime suspect and with help of her cell phone record, the police will soon make further arrests,” said Amanat Ali.

The police office said that initial investigations suggest that Ayesha, who was married to her first cousin around a year and a half ago, was allegedly involved with another man, identified as Raza Shah, before the marriage. “Evidences suggest that she along with her paramour had planned the murder to get rid of the husband.”

Published in The Express Tribune, July 16th, 2013.