Hina Shahnawaz homicide: Fundamental suspect in case arrested from Rawalpindi

Kohat police on Monday stated they’d arrested one of many predominant suspects within the Hina Shahnawaz case, together with three alleged accomplices. District Police Officer (DPO) Kohat Javed Iqbal stated that one of many predominant perpetrators of the crime, Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, was arrested in Rawalpindi, whereas his accomplices have been picked up from Kohat.
The opposite suspect, Mehboob Alam, the sufferer’s cousin, stays at giant, however police stated they’re actively working in the direction of his arrest.
Shahnawaz was gunned down in Kohat’s Astarzai space on Feb 6, allegedly by a relative who objected to her working outdoors the house, police stated.
Her relations tried to maintain the incident hidden, a member of the family instructed media, however a First Info Report was lodged after experiences of the homicide started circulating on social media.
Iqbal had earlier stated the girl, Hina Shahnawaz, had been shot 4 occasions.
Quickly after, on Feb 13, Mehboob Alam had claimed innocence in a video message posted on social media. He had stated that not killed his cousin, however the true perpetrator was any person else. He had additionally stated within the video message that there have been a number of different feminine members of his household that held jobs, and added that his personal sister was a schoolteacher.
He claimed that the sufferer’s household had tried to entice him for safeguarding the true assassin.
Shahnawaz had been working at a non-governmental organisation in Islamabad and was incomes Rs80,000 a month, which she used to assist her widowed mom and sister-in-law after her father and brother handed away, the DPO stated.
Alam fled after allegedly killing his cousin, DPO Iqbal stated, including that the police are conducting a search operation within the space to seek out him.
Pakistan, house to roughly 190 million folks, sees 1000’s of circumstances of violence in opposition to ladies yearly, from rape and acid assaults to sexual assault, kidnappings and so-called “honour killings”.
Home abuse, and different violence and financial discrimination make Pakistan the world’s third-most-dangerous nation for girls, a 2011 Thomson Reuters Basis skilled ballot confirmed.

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