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Friday 29th September 2023 / 14 Rabiulawal 1445

Sarah Inam case: Court summons Shahnawaz’s lawyer to cross-examine witnesses

A district and sessions court in Islamabad Wednesday summoned the prime suspect in Sarah Inam’s murder case Shahnawaz Amir’s lawyer for cross-examination of the witnesses in the next hearing — who did not attend today’s hearing.

Prosecutor Rana Hasan Abbas and the plaintiff’s lawyer Rao Abdul Rahim appeared in court. Meanwhile, Shahnawaz was also presented before the court today. The victim’s father — Inam-ur-Rahim — was also present.

During today’s hearing, the court recorded female constable Shakeela Kausar’s statement.

In her statement, Shakeela said that she reached the crime scene at 10:40pm where Shahnawaz was present.

“Shahnawaz confessed that he had murdered his ex-wife Sarah Inam and also confessed that her body is in the bathtub,” she said.

The female constable said that the victim’s husband took the police to the body himself. “He also told the police about the dumbbell that was hidden under the sofa and it was covered in Sarah’s blood,” she added.

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At this time, the National Forensic Science Agency’s (NFSA) team reached the spot, she said.

Shakeela said that the police shifted the victim’s body to the Polyclinic Hospital in an ambulance where an autopsy was performed on her.

“I gave Sarah Inam’s clothes to the investigating officer,” she said.

The court also recorded the statement of the crime scene’s incharge Mohammad Rizwan.

The court adjourned the hearing till January 18.

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