The police said on Friday that, as per their initial investigation, it appears that Sindh Planning and Development Minister Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani shot dead his wife and then killed himself with the same weapon.
Bijarani and his wife, Fariha Razak, were found dead Thursday at their residence in the city’s Defence locality.
The police also said that Bijarani’s domestic staff in their initial statements said that the husband and wife had been quarreling about something for the last few days.
In a press release by the DIG South Zone, it was stated that the initial forensic/ballistic report of Forensic Science Lab revealed all the bullet casings collected from the crime scene were fired from the same weapon.
The press note by the police details the incident as well as the latest investigation:
Examination of the crime scene and dead bodies indicated that the death was caused by firearms. Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani received one gunshot in the head, entry from the right and exit from the left. Whereas, Mrs Fariha Razak Haroon received three bullets; one on the head – entry from left and exit from right ear – and two on the abdomen. The crime scene was secured and properly photographed. Forensic, fingerprint and investigation teams were called. DVR of CCTV cameras installed at the house have been seized for further examination. The investigation and forensic teams collected relevant evidence including, blood samples, bullet empties, fingerprints etc. for forensic/chemical examination. Four empties, three missed bullets, 2 live bullets and a 30 bore pistol were also recovered from the crime scene. Dead bodies were shifted to Jinnah Hospital for post mortem examination.
Proceedings u/s 174 of CrPC have been initiated. Six persons; including two police guards and four domestic servants were being interviewed and questioned in order to collect relevant evidence. They revealed in their initial statements that altercation was going on between husband and wife for last few days on some issue. The house was locked from inside and it was forcibly opened by son and servants of deceased Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani.
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