KOHAT: Lachi police here have resolved the blind murder case of a couple, which turned out to be that of honour killing.

They arrested the father and brother of the deceased woman for killing her and her husband whose bodies were found in the mountains of Alai at the border of Kohat and Hangu. The police had found the decomposed bodies on Aug 14, 2019 and deposited them after postmortem because they could not be identified. They woman and her husband were allegedly killed by firing and acid was sprinkled on the bodies.

A statement issued here said that DSP Inam Jan and SHO Nazar Abbas constituted an investigation team which carried out interviews of various people in the area.

It ascertained identity of the victims and then exhumed the bodies which were recognised as that of Mst Aisha of Khattak-o-Banda, Hangu, and Afghan refugee Mohammadullah, a resident of Babrak refugee camp, Doaba.

The police then arrested the woman’s father Noor Hayuddin, her brother Raheem Badshah and their alleged accomplice Chamba Gul. The statement said that the suspects had admitted to have killed the couple. They quoted father of the woman as saying that the refugee man had taken his daughter and married her against his permission.

CONTRACT EXTENDED: The accreditation committee of the Higher Education Commission has approved three years extension in the contract of the makeshift building of Hangu campus of Kohat University of Science and Technology with the management of the commerce college.

The committee, including Dr Ali Shah, Dr Sham Haider of Air University and Mr Pervez and Mr Rizwan of HEC visited the main Kohat and Hangu campuses.

Coordinator of the Hangu campus Dr Farhad briefed the committee about the development of the faculty, library, classrooms and hostels. Vice-chancellor Dr Jameel Ahmed was also present on the occasion. Dr Farhad said that the university had already bought 1,380 kanals for the Hangu campus.

The committee members were told that the university had hired the commerce college building initially for three years and now its contract agreement could be got for another three years. It was informed that by that time own building of the campus would be ready.

Published in Dawn, September 12th, 2019