Almost forty-eight hours after the fact, the police were as clueless about a homicide in the federal capital as they were the day the murder was committed.
Unknown persons stabbed a 59-year-old man to death in the early hours of Tuesday in sector G-8/4 without any apparent motive.
According to the police, Muhammad Misri Khan, 59, was sleeping at the kiosk he runs in Street 32 in G-8/4 when, around 2am, unknown assailants attacked and killed him. Khan’s body bore stab wounds, likely made with knives.
The police did not find any signs of a murder-robbery at the kiosk. Khan’s personal possessions were also intact. The Margalla Police Stations has registered a blind murder case, as officers did not have any leads about solving the whodunit.
Khan’s son, Zahid Masood, reported the incident to the police around 2:30am on the night of the incident. According to police, Khan’s family members said he did not have any personal enmity and they did not suspect any one in particular.
Khan was a clerk at Radio Pakistan and lived with his family at a flat in Radio Pakistan Colony in sector G-8/4. He is survived by four sons, according to the police.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 9th, 2013.