Reinvestigation in Hamza murder case demanded

Karachi: Father of Hamza Ahmed, Talib Sohail, on Monday appealed to the chief Justice of Pakistan Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry and Chief Justice Sindh High Court Justice Mushir Alam to order reinvestigation of the murder case of his son, who was cold-bloodedly murdered in Defence Housing Authority, Karachi on April 27, 2013.

Hamza was allegedly killed by a private security guard of 16yearold Shoaib Naveed, Amal Rehman, in Khayaban Seher of the Defence Housing Authority, Karachi. After the murder, Amal was declared an absconder while Shoaib was taken into custody. He was recently released on bail.

Addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club along with his wife and two daughters, Sohail alleged that the police staff of Darakhshan police station was helping the accused to weaken the case.

At least four accused are involved in the killing of his son, he claimed adding that he had CCTV footages showing presence of all four accomplices at the spot where Hamza was murdered.

There dozens of eyewitnesses including guards of the nearby lawn and a beauty parlour but none of them are ready to appear before court as police officials had threatened them of dire consequences, he charged.

He claimed that post mortem report had shown that it was not a burst fire instead the bullets hit the body of Hamza one by one and in a zigzag manner that proves that it was fired by an untrained person.

Appreciating the role of media in the case, Sohail said that it was due to an active media campaign that highlighted this murder case. “It was due to active media that today the case is transferred from an ordinary court to an antiterrorism court.”