Shah Nawaz Amir, the main suspect in the murder of his wife Sarah Inam, had allegedly sought to tamper with the evidence, police reports released on Sunday have revealed.
Six mobile phones were reportedly found at the crime site, five of which belonged to Shah Nawaz and one of which was registered in the victim’s name, according to the police.
The accused used dumbbells, the murder weapon, to smash both his own and his wife’s phones in order to wipe the data, according to the police.
Police have taken senior journalist Ayaz Amir in custody after obtaining arrest warrants for him and his former wife in the murder case. However, his wife have not been arrested yet.
Sameen, the mother of Prime accused Shah Nawaz, and the wife of renowned political analyst Ayaz Amir, in a petition filed with an Islamabad sessions court has said that she has no link with the murder. Offering details of the grisly incident, she has stated that her son had sent her a message on Whatsapp to arrange his wife’s rukhsati by speaking to the her father just one night before the crime.
She further said that Shah Nawaz called her on her mobile phone at 9:12 am the following day to inform her about the incident.
“The petitioner asked Shahnawaz to sit in her room and Ayaz … had called the police and within a few minutes, the police had arrived and took custody of Shahnawaz,” she said in the plea.
The petition stated that Sameena then rushed to Shah Nawaz’s room but by the time she got there, her daughter-in-law had passed away.
Sarah’s murder rocked Islamabad on Friday morning, as news of the crime spread across social media and news networks.
It has been reported that after murdering her, Shahnawaz dumped her body in a bathtub.