Sara Murder Suspect Shahnawaz Amir Is An Addict: Journalist Adeel Sarfraz

Sara Murder Suspect Shahnawaz Amir Is An Addict: Journalist Adeel Sarfraz
Journalist Adeel Sarfraz on Friday revealed that columnist Ayaz Amir's son Shahnawaz, who allegedly killed her wife Sara earlier in the day, is a drug addict.

In a video uploaded on YouTube, the journalist, while quoting his sources, said that Shahnawaz hit the 37-year-old victim on her head with a dumbbell at their home in Chak Shehzad area of Islamabad, killing her on the spot. Talking about the suspect, Adeel said that Shahnawaz has been a drug addict since long and he used to stay in his house all the time. He added that some of the suspect's friends had earlier asked Ayaz to send Shahnawaz to a rehabilitation centre to avoid any unpleasant incident.

The journalist said that the victim, who had married Shahnawaz in Chakwal three months ago, was a Canadian national, adding that she was working in a government department in Dubai before arriving in Islamabad a day earlier.

Shahnawaz confesses to murder

Later, Shahnawaz confessed to committing the murder during the preliminary investigation of the case, according to a report published by Geo News. The report said he told the police that the deceased was his third wife. "She returned to Islamabad from Dubai yesterday. I thought she had an affair with someone else but she assured me that she was not seeing anyone. I suspected she was some other country's agent and I felt that she was plotting to kill me," he said during the investigation. "Sara tried strangling me at 9:30am. I thought I would die so I pushed her away and she fell. She got up and attacked me again, so I grabbed my dumbbells, which were lying nearby, and hit her on the head," he further told the police.

Ayaz expresses his shock over incident

Talking to reporters, Ayaz expressed his shock over the incident and said that whatever happened with his daughter-in-law should not happen to anyone. When asked whether his son was on drugs, he said that it is a legal matter, adding that “all I will say is that such a thing should not happen with anyone". "No one should go through this grief,” he further said.

It is pertinent to mention that the police have moved the victim's body to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS) for an autopsy and completed a forensic survey of the crime scene, besides sending the murder weapon and other evidence to a laboratory for analysis.