New developments in Noor murder case
On July 20, the daughter of a former Pakistani diplomat, Noor Mukadam had been shot dead and beheaded in Islamabad.
According to details, son of a leading businessman, Zahir Jaffer had gunned down the 27 years old woman while she was present at his house. The victim and the suspect were friends for a long time.
Later on, Islamabad police had taken the parents of Zahir Jaffer and household staff into custody for interrogation. A session court court on Monday granted extension in physical remand of the suspect for two days.
Following are the recent updates regarding the case:
According to police, the prime suspect Zahir Jaffer has admitted that he committed the crime.
Zahir has made a confession during an interrogation, police sources told media.
Noor’s driver Khalil
Local media reported that Noor had asked her driver Khalil to arrange Rs700,000 and bring it to the house of the accused.
Noor called Khalil and said that she immediately needed Rs700,000 and that her parents should not find out about it, Geo News’ report said.
“According to the driver, he told Noor that he could not manage to bring Rs700,000. He said Noor told him it was important that he bring it and asked him to take it from a friend or arrange it from his acquaintances,” the report added.
Khalil said, however, that he could only arrange Rs300,000 and on July 19, he handed over the money to the Zahir’s cook after reaching at the address given by Noor (Zahir’s house).
Khalil has reportedly identified the cook of accused Zahir in front of the police.
The driver further revealed that Noor had told him on phone to tell her parents that she was going to Lahore.
Meanwhile, it was also reported that police had obtained CCTV footage from the cameras installed in Zahir’s neighbourhood.
The CCTV footage showed that Noor had tried to escape from the house.
She was seen jumping from the first storey and rushing towards the main gate but later she hid herself in a guard’s room after finding the gate locked, media reports quoted police.
The reports added that Zahir followed the victim as he could be seen breaking into the guard’s room and dragging her back into the house while guards who were standing at the main gate had not done anything.
Initial investigation suggest that the victim had been tortured for three hours before being shot and beheaded. However, the cell phones of the accused and the victim are still missing.