Noor Muqaddam Murder: Zahir Zakir was sound and in his senses SSP Investigation

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22nd Jul, 2021. 05:31 pm

While speaking to media SSP Investigation has said “Zahir Zakir was sound and in his senses when we caught him”

“When we arrested him, he was sound and in his senses. He may have had a past history [of taking drugs] but at least at this time he was completely in his senses.” SSP (Investigation) Ataur Rehman  said

He emphasised that police were focusing on the suspect’s “mental frame of mind” and that initial findings indicated the suspect was completely aware of his actions when he allegedly committed the murder.

The senior police officer said the suspect was tied with ropes by some people whom he had attacked after killing Noor, before police arrived at the crime scene.

Police had initially said the victim was shot at before being “slaughtered”. Another person was also injured in the incident.

But SSP Rehman said while a pistol was found at the suspect’s house, the initial investigation and medical report had not shown a firearm injury in the incident. He added that a bullet was stuck in the pistol’s chamber at the time it was recovered.

Zahir, who is currently in police custody on remand, is being interrogated, the SSP said

According to SSP Rehman, police was informed about the incident by a local resident and immediately reached the crime scene since the police station was “hardly at a distance of 15 minutes” from the house.

“The special team was made because this case is very important for us,” he said, stressing that police were “standing with the aggrieved family, and getting them every kind of justice is our duty and responsibility”.

Noor Mukadam, the daughter of Shaukat Mukadam, was found killed at a residence in Islamabad’s upscale Sector F-7/4 on Tuesday.

Police said the girl was also stabbed and beheaded with a sharp instrument after firing, while another person was injured in the incident.

A friend of the girl has been arrested for her alleged involvement in the incident, they said. The Police said the alleged killer was the son of the CEO of a leading construction company in Islamabad.

According to the sources, former Pakistani diplomat’s daughter Noor was killed over a break with the accused. The accused could not handle the refusal and killed the girl.

Police obtained a three-day remand of the suspect from a local court, while officials said they were investigating the suspect’s motive for allegedly killing the woman.

Shaukat Mukadam stated in his complaint that he had gone to Rawalpindi on July 19 to purchase a goat for Eidul Azha, while his wife had gone out to pick up clothes from tailor. When he returned home in the evening, he found his daughter Noor missing from their house in Islamabad.

They found Noor’s cellphone to be switched off, and started a search for her. Later, Noor called her parents to inform them that she was travelling to Lahore with some friends and would return in a day or two, according to the FIR

On Tuesday afternoon, the complainant said he received a call from Zahir, son of Zakir Jaffer. Zahir informed Mukadam that Noor was not with him, the FIR said.

At around 10:00 o clock in the night, Shaukat Mukaddam the victim’s father received a call from Kohsar police station, informing him that Noor had been murdered.

Police subsequently took complainant to Zahir’s house in Sector F-7/4 where he discovered that his “daughter has been brutally murdered with a sharp-edged weapon and beheaded”, according to the FIR.

Mukadam, who identified his daughter’s body, sought the maximum punishment under the law against Zahir for allegedly murder

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