Court orders IG to monitor Tania murder case | Pakistan

KARACHI: The Sindh High Court ordered on Tuesday the inspector general to personally monitor the Tania murder case and ensure the protection of the victim’s family.

Earlier this month, Khan Nohani, a local landlord of Jhangara Bajara town of Sehwan, along with his associates, allegedly shot dead Tania, a class-10 student, in her house after her family refused to marry off their daughter to Khan.

Hearing the case inside his chamber on Tuesday, SHC Chief Justice Ahmed Ali Sheikh was informed by the Hyderabad DIG and Jamshoro SSP that the seven-day remand of the suspects has been obtained. 

The police officers were summoned to court today after having the SHC took a notice of the case on Saturday and presented a report on the progress of the case. The hearing was then adjourned until September 29. 

On Monday, police claimed to have arrested Khan, the main accused.

Sources said Khan was arrested in a police encounter in Dureji area of Balochistan over the weekend. He was reportedly hiding in the house of a relative of the local member national assembly. Nohani’s accomplice, Maula Baksh Noohani was also arrested in the encounter.

DIG Khadim Hussain Rind, in a press conference in Hyderabad on Saturday, said Tania was murdered in her house on September 7.

“The accused [Nohani], who is the nephew of infamous dacoit Ghulam Qadir Nohani, admitted to his crime during initial investigation,” said DIG Hussain.

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