Doctor confesses to killing wife, driver for honour

Khadijah Shah

HYDERABAD, PAKISTAN, Oct 21: Mystery shrouding double murder case of a local PML leader’s wife and his driver was resolved on Sunday night when Dr Shafiq Arain confessed before the DPO and the investigation team that he has murdered his wife Najadah and driver to save his honour.

Either a second FIR is likely or the complainant would himself have to make a confessional statement before the court under sections 164 Cr.P.C.

Police did not arrest Dr Arain on Sunday night as reports indicate that matter might be hushed up and an opportunity is being provided to the PML leader, who is an influential man with contacts in right
quarters, to seek an out of court settlement with heirs of the deceased.

“Yes the case has been resolved and it has become a reality after his confession before me and my team that Dr Shafiq has himself murdered his wife and driver after he failed to get along with his wife”,
Hyderabad DPO Ghulam Nabi Memon confirmed on Monday night while talking to media.

Police continued investigations to ascertain truth in complainant’s statement because officials disbelieved to what is stated in FIR. It was on Sunday night when DPO Ghulam Nabi Memon along with SP investigation Ghulam Nabi Keerio, ASP Cantonment Asif Iqbal and SPO Qasimabad Aftab Nizamani spoke to him.

Dr Shafiq arrived at Hussainabad police station along with his friend and former Taluka Nazim of Latifabad Jabbar Khan. Dr Shafiq was interrogated by different police officers before DPO had a one-on-one session with him, which resolved the mystery, shrouding the double murder. The weapon has been recovered from him and it is to be tested by forensic expert to know that both the bullets were fired from it.

The complainant is reported to have presented phone bills showing calls of longer durations made by his wife to some people to which he had seriously objected. He also told us that on the day of incident he had seen driver Shakeel coming out of his wife’s room”, the DPO said.

He strongly denied that the matter would be hushed up. “The case will be challaned but we need a confessional statement of Dr Shafiq for that or a second FIR”, he said.

Police are trying to lodge a second FIR provided that either woman’s brother or driver Shakeel Junejo’s family should lodge it. The woman’s brother has outright refused to lodge the case while efforts to
persuade Junejo’s heirs to lodge a case continued. Police asked his family to give something in writing either way so that case is disposed of.

The bodies of Dr Shafiq’s wife and driver were found in the house on October 16. Later, he lodged an FIR against four unidentified accused at Hussainabad police station.

Dr Shafiq could not be contacted over his cell phone which remained switched off.

Ferhan Mazher
Rays of Development Organization, Sargodha, Pakistan

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