Shaheed Bibi Sidra: Baghbanpura. Man guns down beloved, teacher, commits suicide

Thursday, December 18, 2008
By Our Correspondent


A MAN gunned down his beloved and her teacher before shooting himself dead in the Baghbanpura area on Wednesday.

Police said that the girl, identified as Sidra, daughter of Muhammad Siddique of Astana Naqshabandi Bazaar, had developed relations with one Noorul Ameen of the same area. Later, their relations ended due to unknown reasons.

Sidra used to get tuition from her academy teacher Qazi Najam Khan, a resident of Daroghawala, at his house. Accused Noor suspected that Sidra had developed intimacy with Najam. On Wednesday, he came to Najam’s house and shot him and Sidra with a pistol. Later, he also ended his own life by shooting himself. The accused used the pistol with a silencer and nobody could hear the gunshots.

When the principal of the academy, where Najam used to teach, came to his house, he found him lying dead along with Sidra and Noor.

Police recovered a note from the accused’s pocket, in which he disclosed that he had been having relationship with Sidra for the last three years and wanted to marry her but she developed relations with Najam. He further asked his family to donate his eyes to a blind person and lay him to rest at Dars Baray Mian graveyard.

The victim Najam is survived by five brothers of whom he was the youngest. He was residing in a rented house comprising three rooms. The Baghbanpura police have sent the bodies to morgue for autopsy.