Red Crescent officer arrested for murdering female staffer to keep marriage secret
Progress has been made in the murder case of a Red Crescent staffer in Islamabad as police arrested her husband who allegedly committed the crime to keep the marriage a secret, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Friday.
The accused, Khalid bin Waleed, is also associated with the Red Crescent and works as its general secretary.
In this connection, Muhammad Tariq – the father of Kainat Tariq who belonged to the Rawalakot area of Azad Kashmir– had got a case registered with the police after she was poisoned to death.
Nominating the accused, it is mentioned in the FIR that Khalid had secretly entered into nikah with the victim despite the fact that he was already married and a father of four.
An image of the FIR.
Tariq also claimed that the alleged murderer used to take away Rs25,000 from the monthly salary of his daughter who wanted to make their wedlock public against the wishes of Khalid.
The FIR also says that quarrels were a routine matter and they had a fight on the previous day as well after which Kainat’s body was found in their H-8 office.
Kainat was a student of MSc Economics at NUML (National University of Modern Languages) besides having a job at the Red Crescent.
Her father also noted that the accused brought the body late at the hospital and also initially kept her mobile with him.
On the other hand, Senator Rehman Malik – who is the chairman of Senate Standing Committee on Interior – took notice of the matter and sought a report on the issue.
Earlier, the NUML students had launched a campaign on Twitter to get justice for their colleague.
NUML student brutally murdered in ICT Red Crescent office.Kainat Tariq was doing MSC economics from NUML Islamabad She was also Red crescent Pakistan's employ in H-8 office.Yesterday she was murdered in her office by one of her staff member.@hamzashafqaat #justiceforkainat pic.twitter.com/c6kSDPrD0j— Hamza Saleem Kayani (@HamzaSaleemKay1) November 26, 2020