Police say that Noor Mukadam’s murder could have been avoided if Zakir Jaffer, the father of prime suspect Zahir Jaffer, had informed the authorities instead of helping his son.
According to the challan (investigation report) submitted to Additional District and Sessions Judge Atta Rabbani on September 9, Zahir Jaffer confessed to killing Noor and a DNA report confirmed she was raped.
Zahir also gave a statement about beheading Noor, the challan says.
The challan stated that on July 18, Noor came to Jaffer’s house in F-7/4 and was let in by a security guard. A pet dog also expressed familiarity with her. On July 20, a physical fight erupted between Zahir and Noor when she refused to marry him. At this point, the suspect detained her in the room. He told police in his confession that she was furious over her detention and warned him that she would file a complaint against him with the police. As per the statement, Jaffer informed his parents about the incident and ordered the domestic staff not to allow anyone to come in or let her go from the house.
Police said Zahir then informed his father about Noor’s murder and was told there was no need to panic and that his father’s “men were coming to dispose of the body.”
The investigation report says if Zakir had informed the police in time, Noor Mukadam’s murder could have been avoided. The father helped his son, it said.
According to Zahir’s statement to the police, a quarrel took place with an employee of Therapy Works who was present at the crime scene.
The investigation report mentions that employees of Therapy Works tried to destroy the evidence. The report adds that Amjad, the employee who was injured in the scuffle with Zahir, lied to the hospital administration and said he was injured in a road accident on his medical slip.
The challan states that the photographs and fingerprints stored in the DVR also belong to the prime suspect.
According to a DNA report, the suspect raped Noor. No poison or drugs were found in the victim’s body.
The results of the forensic analysis of the victim’s mobile phone and laptop are not yet available.
The challan states that there is evidence against 12 suspects in the case.
The challan was first filed in the court of District and Sessions Judge Kamran Basharat Mufti. However, the court tried the case on September 9 and later transferred it.