Dr Maha and I were all set to marry, Junaid tells police

By: News Desk      Published: 01:36 AM, 21 Aug, 2020
Dr Maha and I were all set to marry, Junaid tells police

A close friend of Dr Maha Shah, who allegedly committed suicide at her house in Karachi on Wednesday, recorded his statement to the police on Thursday. 

Maha’s friend Junaid said he and Maha were going to tie the knot soon. He said that Maha was at bad terms with her parents and she was having argument with them frequently. He said that he would pick and drop Maha to hospital every day. He said that Maha had told him not to visit her house the day when she committed suicide. He said that Maha had been suffering from mental stress due to her domestic problems. 

On the other hand, the medical report has suggested that a bullet hit from the left side of her head and came out from the right side. She was taken to the hospital in a critical condition by her father Asif Ali Shah. A police team left for Mirpurkhas on Thursday to record statements of other members of Maha’s family. 

As investigation into Maha’s death continues, the pistol that police found at the crime scene has been sent for forensic audit. Letters have been written to the Police Special Branch and the deputy commissioner (south) to verify who owns the pistol. According to the police, a murder case would be registered once they find evidence of murder. 

On Wednesday, Dr Maha Shah was found shot in the washroom of her home in the Defence area of Karachi. The 25-year-old doctor was found critically injured at her Karachi residence and later shifted to Jinnah Post-graduate Medical Centre where she succumbed to her injury. She was the daughter of caretaker of the Garhori Sharif shrine, Syed Asif Ali Shah.