- Sara was murdered in the Chak Shahzad area of the federal capital on Friday.
- The suspect told police that he thought the deceased was “an agent of another country”.
- He said that Sara had tried to strangle him after which she pushed him and attacked him with a dumbbell.
ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist Ayaz Amir’s son Shahnawaz, who was detained by police this morning on charges of being suspected of killing his wife, has said that he thought his wife was having an affair with someone else.
Sara was murdered in Chak Shehzadi On Friday, Shahnawaz allegedly killed her at home, according to a spokesman for the federal capital’s locality and Islamabad police.
According to sources, during the preliminary investigation of the case, the suspect told the police that he had married the deceased three months back and she was his third wife.
Shahnawaz told the police, “I met Sara on social media. She returned to Islamabad from Dubai yesterday. I thought she was having an affair with someone else but she assured me that she is not seeing anyone.”
According to sources, she further told the police that she suspected the deceased was “an agent of some other country” and that she “seemed to be plotting to kill him.”
During interrogation, the accused told that Sara had tried to strangle him after which he took her away from him.
She told police, “Sara tried to strangle me around 9.30 am. I thought I would die so I pushed her and she fell.” “She got up and attacked me again, so I grabbed my dumbbells that were lying nearby and hit her on the head.”
The suspect further said that after killing his wife, the room was filled with blood leaving him in a state of panic.
“Therefore, I placed Sara’s body in the bathtub to clean off the blood stains,” he said, adding that he took a picture of the bathtub and sent it to his father, Ayaz Amir.
The suspect also said that he called his father and told the whole incident, after which the journalist informed the police.
Earlier today, a police spokesperson said that the investigation into the incident is on and whatever facts are found will be shared with the media.
The victim’s body has been sent to PIMS Hospital in Islamabad for post-mortem. Meanwhile, the forensic survey of the crime scene has been completed and the murder weapons and other evidence have been sent for analysis, the sources said.
Talking to the media, Aamir said that such an incident should not happen to anyone and no one should have to face such a tragedy.
When asked about reports of his son being drunk, the journalist replied: “What can I say about this? It’s a legal matter.”