KARACHI: Investigators on Friday arrested a policeman in connection with a triple murder case in Orangi Town.

Three young men, including two brothers, were found shot dead inside a house in Orangi Town late on Thursday night. Police initially suspected it to be an outcome of a dispute between the victims which led to a gunfight.

Officials said headway in the investigation was made hours after the police connected the dots and moved forward through cellular data of the victims.

The crime scene was the home of one of the deceased persons, Nadeem, and two brothers, Imtiaz and Adnan alias Raju, who were his close friends and came to see him.

However, sources said that the facts started emerging when the Pakistan Bazaar police recorded statements of some witnesses and neighbours before collecting cellular data of the victims from the respective companies.

“The suspect, Tanveer, is posted as constable in the investigation section of the Samnabad police station,” said an official at the Pakistan Bazaar police station. “He was arrested through technological support. Actually he had some monetary dispute with Nadeem. He was at Nadeem’s place to talk about the issue when the two brothers who were called by Nadeem also joined them. It turned into a heated debate and led to firing by Tanveer [who] killed all three on the spot.”

Published in Dawn, January 19th, 2019