Final charge sheet implicates four in death of Dr Maha

Police have identified four suspects – Junaid Khan, Waqas Rizvi, Tabish Yasin and Saad Nasir – in a criminal case in the death of Dr. Maha Ali Shah involved.

According to the latest indictment, Khan and Rizvi were allegedly involved in the rape of the young doctor and caused the disappearance of evidence to avoid punishment. Meanwhile, Yasin and Nasir were accused of inadvertently causing the young doctor’s death.

Dr. Maha committed suicide by shooting herself in her home in the Defense Housing Authority on August 18, 2020. Her family later filed a police complaint in which her friends forced her to commit suicide.

The police mentioned in the indictment that Dr. Maha’s ex-boyfriend Khan and his friend Rizvi had tortured her mentally and physically, as a result of which she suffered severe agony and had previously tried to kill herself.

They added that during the investigation it was found that the victim was also raped by the two defendants, but they refused to have their DNA tests done despite being notified five times.

After receiving the suspect’s DNA reports, an additional fee sheet will be submitted. The report states that a 9mm pistol used in the crime was licensed by Nasir, who later illegally sold it to Yasin, who later passed it on to Dr. Maha with whom she killed herself.

It added that the victim was addicted to drugs she procured from traffickers identified as Anmol, aka Pinki, Nasir Baloch, Munir, Saadullah, Jamaat Ali and Bilal. They were calculated separately.

In the meantime, the police have sent Dr. Ifran Qureshi, another friend of Dr. Maha, exonerated as no evidence has been found against him. The case was filed under Sections 376 (rape punishment), 322 (Qatl bis-Sabab punishment), 201 (disappearance of evidence of crime or false information about the screening offender), and 34 (joint intent) of the Pakistani Criminal Code. The charge sheet was approved by a judge from the South District, who is leading the case, and referred to the appropriate court hearing.

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