In harrowing news, a woman has been murdered in Islamabad’s Chak Shahzad area. The police have confirmed the murder.
According to the details by Islamabad police, a man named Shah Nawaz killed his wife Sara, 37. Senior police officers and forensic teams are investigating the matter.
The police have said that they will share the details with the public as soon as more facts regarding the case emerge. It is also being reported that the woman was killed by being repeatedly struck on the head.
تھانہ شہزاد ٹاؤن کے علاقہ چک شہزاد میں قتل کی واردات کا معاملہ۔
شاہ نواز نامی شخص نے اپنی بیوی سارہ کو گھر میں قتل کیا۔
پولیس کے سینئر افسران اور فارنزک ٹیمیں موقع پر موجود ہیں۔
وقوعہ کی تفتیش جاری ہے اور جو بھی حقائق سامنے آئیں گے وہ شئیر کئے جائیں گے۔#ICTP #IGP
— Islamabad Police (@ICT_Police) September 23, 2022
Senior journalists are reporting that the accused is senior journalist Ayaz Amir’s son and the victim is Ayaz Amir’s daughter-in-law. According to journalist Khurram Iqbal, Ayaz Amir’s son murdered his wife by hitting her with gym dumbells. The couple reportedly had an argument before Shah Nawaz struck the victim.
Ayaz Amir’s son has been taken into custody in connection with his suspected involvement in the murder.
Read more: Why was senior journalist Ayaz Amir attacked ?
چک شہزاد میں سینئر صحافی ایاز امیر کے بیٹے نے اپنی بیوی کو جم کے ڈمبل مار مار کر قتل کر دیا۔
— Khurram Iqbal (@khurram143) September 23, 2022
Daughter-in-law of senior journalist Ayaz Amir murdered at Chak Shahzad farmhouse in #Islamabad, police is investigating the case – media reports
— Shiraz Hassan (@ShirazHassan) September 23, 2022
#BREAKING: Senior Journalist Ayaz Amir's daughter in law killed in Chak Shehzad. It is another high profile murder like Noor Mukaddam's killing in heart of Islamabad. Story is developing….
— Zahid Gishkori (@ZahidGishkori) September 23, 2022
#BREAKING: In investigation @ICT_Police found Shahnawaz, son of senior journalist #AyazAmir has murdered his wife. https://t.co/InYlZbYpxF
— Asad Ali Toor (@AsadAToor) September 23, 2022
Reacting to the news, Ayaz Amir said such an incident should not happen to anyone and that no one should have to bear such a tragedy.
On being asked about reports that his son was intoxicated, the journalist responded: “What can I say about this? It is a legal matter”.
I am shocked at the tragedy, says Ayaz Amir after his daughter-in-law killed by her son pic.twitter.com/LdQCiBOaa6
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaViews) September 23, 2022
Social media in frenzy
As soon the reports emerged of the murder of Ayaz Amir’s daughter-in-law at the hands of his son, social media is in a frenzy as the murder is being compared to another disturbing high-profile of Noor Mukadam.
July 2021, 27-year-old Noor Mukadam was found brutally murdered at a residence in the capital’s upscale Sector F-7/4. The Islamabad police arrested suspect Zahir Jaffer from the crime scene. According to reports, he killed her with a sharp instrument and severed her head. An Islamabad court formally charged Zahir Jaffer with murder.
Moreover, the police also arrested Zahir’s parents and household staff over allegations of “hiding evidence and being complicit in the crime”.
Read more: Zahir Jaffer sentenced to death in Noor Mukadam murder case
Needless to say, the grisly murder sent waves of shock across Pakistan. Of course, victim-blaming also ensued, however, the majority, including politicians, condemned the murder. The public also held protests demanding justice for Noor Mukadam.