Sarah Inam Murder: Court grants 14-day judicial remand of Shahnawaz Amir
The Islamabad’s District and Sessions Court on Thursday sent Shahnawaz Amir, the prime suspect of Sarah Inam murder case, to jail on 14-day judicial remand after his 2-day physical remand was ended.
Shahnawaz Aamir was arrested on September 23 for killing his Canadian national wife Sarah Inam at a farmhouse in Chak Shahzad Town area of Islamabad.
He was initially remanded to police custody a day after his arrest, after which the period of physical remand was extended several times. At the last hearing, the court allowed his remand to be extended by three days, which ended today.
Shahnawaz was produced in the court today after his physical remand ended, where the police sought his judicial remand.
The court accepted the request of the police and sent Shahnawaz to jail on 14-day judicial remand.
An FIR was registered against Shahnawaz in Islamabad’s Chak Shahzad police station.
The FIR was registered under Section 302 (punishment for murder) of Pakistan on the complaint of Station House Officer (SHO) Nawazish Ali Khan.
The complaint said that on September 23, Samina Shah, the mother of the accused, called the police and told them that Shahnawaz Amir, son of journalist Ayaz Amir, had killed his wife with a ‘dumbbell’.
The FIR quoted Samina’s statement that, “my son was present in the house and had hidden the body,” after which the police raided the house.
The police said that the suspect had locked himself in his room. When the police entered, they found blood stains on Shahnawaz’s hands and clothes.
The police further informed that the suspect then confessed that he repeatedly hit his wife with a dumbbell during a heated argument and then hid her body in the bathtub of the washroom.
According to the FIR, Shahnawaz also said that he had hidden the murder weapon under his bed.
“On examining the dumbbell, the police found blood stains and hairs on it,” the FIR added.
Who was Sarah Inam?
The 37-year-old Sarah Inam belonged to a well-rounded background with a strong professional experience in the Gulf region, Pakistan, and Canada.
Sarah was born in Libya and went to school in Libya and Islamabad.
Sarah received her Bachelor’s degree in Arts, Economics and Business from the University of Waterloo in Canada. She then received her Master’s degree from the same university.
She had also done internships at the University of Waterloo and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada.
Inam started her career as a junior economist at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).
Later, she moved to Abu Dhabi and worked for Deloitte as a public policy consultant for four years.
She also worked with the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge.