Sarah Inam murder case: Accused Shahnawaz’s mother taken into custody

Sameena Shah's son Shahnawaz allegedly killed his wife Sarah Inam at home after a row over a family issue on September 23

By Web Desk
October 19, 2022
Economist Sarah Inam, who is also the daughter-in-law of senior journalist Ayaz Amir. — Facebook/File

ISLAMABAD: The mother of Shahnawaz Amir, the man accused of murdering economist Sarah Inam, has been taken into custody after her bail plea was dismissed.

Sameena Shah’s interim pre-arrest bail plea had been extended on October 1 by a district and sessions court in Islamabad.

The bail was extended after the court on September 26 had accepted the pre-arrest bail plea of Sameena against a surety bond of Rs50,000 and directed her to join the probe.

Her son Shahnawaz allegedly killed his wife Sarah at home after a row over a family issue on September 23.

Shahnawaz — who was detained by the police from a farmhouse in Islamabad's Chak Shahzad area for being a suspect in his wife's murder — confessed to committing the crime and said that he "thought" his spouse was having an affair with someone else. The couple was married for just three months.