Noor Muqad massacre: Suspect was ‘healthy and conscious’ when arrested, says police

suspect who allegedly brutally killed The police officer overseeing the investigation said on Thursday that the daughter of a former Pakistani diplomat in Islamabad was “absolutely healthy and conscious” when she was arrested at the scene of the murder.

Shaukat Mukadam’s 27-year-old daughter Noor Mukadam was murdered at a residence in the capital’s Upcoming Sector F-7/4 on Tuesday.

A friend of the woman, identified as Zaheer Zakir, was arrested for her alleged involvement in the murder, police said, adding that he is the son of “a prominent businessman in the country”.

Addressing a press conference to address the divergent claims on social media about the murder, SSP (Investigation) Ataur Rehman was asked about suspect Zaheer’s widely rumored drug abuse history .

In response, SSP Rehman said drug use was not an area of ​​police investigation, “When we arrested him, he was healthy and conscious. He must have had a past history. [of taking drugs] But at least this time he was fully conscious.”

A senior police officer said that before the police reached the spot, the suspect was tied with ropes by some people, who attacked him after killing Noor.

Police initially said the victim was “murdered” after being shot. Another person was also injured in the incident.

The gruesome murder sparks new debate about women’s safety in the federal capital with hashtag #justicefornoor Attracting thousands of tweets.

This was reportedly the third brutal attack on a woman in the country in the past few days.


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