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The first woman driver of ride-hailing service, Careem, in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) was shot dead by her husband, who tried to frame the murder as a burglary attempt, Peshawar police revealed on Monday, 30th April. Police started an investigation on the case initially assuming it to be a robbery attempt, but during the investigation, we reached the conclusion that the accused Basit, who is the husband of the woman, was responsible for killing her.
We recovered five cellphones and a motor car from his possession, Basit killed his wife in order to take control of her house,” a police official told a local publication. Police recovered the 9mm pistol used in the murder along with a car and five cellphones of the deceased. The husband confessed to killing his wife in order to take control of her house.
“The sister of the deceased, Saira Sahar, lodged an FIR with police stating that her sister Nabeela was a driver of the transportation network company Careem and that she was alone at her house when an unidentified person entered her house and opened fire at her, killing her on the spot,” informed the ASP, adding that the deceased Nabeela was earlier married to Ilyas Khan but they divorced, after which she married Basit.
Captain Junaid Mustafa was killed in Islamabad’s G-13 sector in a snatching attempt in February 2018 and a 22-year-old captain Sajawal Ameer was killed in the suburbs of Rawalpindi in the month of March, GVS earlier reported.
During the investigation, the police involved the deceased’s husband into investigation who later confessed to killing his wife. The officials also recovered the murder weapon. The accused named Abdul Basit gave multiple reasons to kill his wife; however, police said that the real reason was that the accused did not approve of the victim’s male friends who visited their home frequently.
The investigation further revealed that the accused, who also has another wife, had given a house as Haq Mahr to his deceased wife and he wanted to get it back. The alleged killer further claimed that the victim used to threaten him to tell his first wife about the marriage. Irked over her behavior, the accused killed his wife. The accused will be produced before the court and a case has already been registered against him.
Careem tweeted out its grief: We are saddened by the news of our captain Nabila Amber’s tragic demise. Her passing was related to a domestic issue. Nabila Amber was one of us and the first female captain of KPK, earning an honest living for herself and her children through Careem’s platform. Careem prays for our departed captain and offers its deepest condolence to her family in their time of grief.
In Islamabad/ Rawalpindi, two Careem captains were killed by the difference of one month. Captain Junaid Mustafa was killed in Islamabad’s G-13 sector in a snatching attempt in February 2018 and a 22-year-old captain Sajawal Ameer was killed in the suburbs of Rawalpindi in the month of March, GVS earlier reported.