Mystery of Peshawar lawyer’s murder solved

The Peshawar police claimed to have solved the mysterious murder of a lawyer in the Scheme Chowk area and have arrested two female suspects.

A burnt body, found at Scheme Chowk a few days ago, was identified as Peshawar High Court (PHC) lawyer Taif Khan by the police.

According to SSP Operations Haroon Rasheed, the victim’s brother and sister were also involved in the murder over a dispute of Rs1.4 million.

A special team was formed to investigate the matter, the police official added.

The police said that one of the accused women had called the lawyer to the crime scene, adding that the advocate was first drugged and then later killed. The murderers set fire to the advocate’s car to cover up the incident.

It may be recalled here that a car caught fire in an empty plot near Scheme Chowk on February 5.

The car was completely burnt. It was feared that unknown assailants had set the vehicle on fire and killed a man inside it. The police had sent the badly burnt body for postmortem report. However, during the interrogation, it was found that the body belonged to PHC lawyer Taif Khan.

Meanwhile, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bar Council announced a strike against the murder of the lawyer on Monday.

In a news conference jointly organised by the Peshawar High Court Bar Association and Peshawar Bar Association, PHCBA general secretary Qaiser Zaman said that the police’s investigations revealed that the close family members and two women were behind the murder of lawyer Taif Khan.