Noor Mukadam’s murder could have been avoided had Zakir Jaffer, the father of prime suspect Zahir Jaffer, informed the police instead of helping his son, according to the investigation report of Islamabad police submitted to the trial court.
“Her life could have been saved had the accomplices acted otherwise,” claimed the report commonly known as ‘challan’ under section 173 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).
According to the challan submitted to Additional District and Sessions Judge Atta Rabbani, Noor tried to escape twice from the illegal detention of Zahir. However, due to collusion of the security guard and a gardener, she could not escape.
The challan submitted to the court by the police stated that prime suspect Zahir Jaffer had confessed to killing Noor and a DNA report confirmed she was raped. Zahir also gave a statement about beheaded Noor, the challan stated.
According to the police investigation report, Zahir said that when Noor refused to marry him, he locked her up in a room. He told his guard to not let anyone in and not let her out. He hid her mobile phone in another room, which was retrieved by the police from a closet in his house on his identification.
Zahir informed his father about Noor’s murder and the father told him there was no need to panic and that his “men were coming to dispose of the body”, the challan said.
The interim challan says if Zakir had informed the police in time, Noor Mukadam could have been saved. The father helped his son, it said.
According to the statement of the suspect, a quarrel with Amjad Mahmood, one of the employees of Therapy Works who was present at the crime scene, took place over a misunderstanding.
The employees of Therapy Works tried to hide the act of the suspect and destroy evidence, the challan said, adding that injured employee Amjad lied to the hospital administration and said he got injured in a road accident.
The interim challan states that the photographs and fingerprints stored in the DVR also of the prime suspect.
According to a DNA report from August 12, the suspect raped Noor. The interim challan also states that Zahir had booked a flight to the United States on July 19 but did not travel.
The interim challan said when she jumped from the washroom window to escape, the watchman did not facilitate her. Gardener Jan Mohammad, also did not allow Noor to open the gate. If he had allowed Noor to open the gate, she could have escaped her death.
Earlier, forensic reports said that no poison or drugs were found in the victim’s body.
The results of the forensic analysis of the victim’s mobile phone and laptop are yet to come.
The challan also states that there is evidence against 12 suspects in the case.