Islamabad police seek death penalty for Zahir Jaffer in Noor Mukadam case


ISLAMABAD – Police are seeking the death penalty against Zahir Jaffer in Noor Mukadam murder case as the investigation into the case has been completed.

Media reports said that the capital law enforcers have completed challan in the case and declared Zahir, was arrested from his house in F-7/4 on July 20, 2021 where he beheaded Noor Mukadam, daughter of former Pakistani diplomat Shaukat Ali Mukadam, after he held her hostage over the breakup.

Police have also sought punishment for those, who assisted the killer and attempted to conceal the crime in the case.

The Zahir’s parents – Zakir Jaffar and Asmat Adam Jee – and two servants of Jaffar family have also been arrested by police on charges of abetment and hiding crime from police.

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Six employees of Therapy Works, a counselling and psychotherapy centre in Islamabad, were also arrested by the police.

Jaffer was working as a psychotherapist at Therapy Works after doing a certification from the mental health facility.

The six employees of Therapy Works had been accused of concealing evidence after meeting Zahir Jaffer’s father, Zakir Jaffer. They were named by the plaintiff in a supplementary statement submitted to the court.

On August 16, a judicial magistrate had extended the remand of Zahir Jaffer till August 30.

A report prepared by the Punjab Forensic Agency had revealed that Noor Mukadam was raped and tortured by Zahir Jaffer before murder.

The agency confirmed that Jaffer’s fingerprints were present on the murder weapon and the CCTV footage obtained from his house showed both him and Noor Mukadam.

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