KARACHI: Police on Wednesday claimed to have arrested a man allegedly involved in the Oct 3 murder of a female medical student of a private university in Gulshan-i-Iqbal.

Misbah, 24, was killed by armed motorcyclists near her home on Rashid Minhas Road when she was waiting inside her car along with her father for a bus of the varsity.

“A future doctor has fallen victim at the hands of scavengers-cum-street criminals,” SSP East Azfar Mahesar told a press conference.

He said that a joint team of police managed to arrest Mohammed Nabi. The victim girl’s mobile phone and the motorbike used in the crime were also seized from him, he added.

The held suspect along with his absconder suspect, Qari Bashir, had killed the medical student during a mugging incident, he added.

He was a scavenger until a year ago but later started stealing car batteries. For the past five months, he was committing street crimes along with his other accomplices identified as Fazal, Naimat and Bashir.

He said that he was involved in street crimes in Gulshan-i-Iqbal, Mobina Town, Gulistan-i-Jauhar, Sharea Faisal, Bahadurabad, Aziz Bhatti, Sachal and SITE Superhighway police limits.

Meanwhile, the inspector general of police announced a cash reward and appreciation certificates for the police team that arrested the suspect.

Published in Dawn, October 10th, 2019