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December 14, 2019

Slain professor’s wife wants formation of JIT

Karachi

December 14, 2019

The widow of a slain professor, who was killed along with his son in October this year, has demanded of the authoritative to form a joint investigation team, criticising police for “making no headway in the case”.

Dr Fasih Usmani’s wife Aasia held a press conference at the Karachi Press Club on Friday. Her 83-year-old husband and her son Kamran Usmani, 23, were stabbed to death in their home in Clifton Block-5.

Sitting along with her lawyer Advocate Malik Mazhar in the press conference, the woman said unknown people were giving her death threats on phone. She said police had been informed about the calls. The woman suspected the killers wanted her to leave the country.

She said three police officials – District South Investigations SSP Tariq Dharejo, Clifton division SP Suhai Aziz and DSP Mobin Ahmed – were earlier investigating the case and they had assured her of progress.

“They had obtained fingerprints of the suspects and some other clues,” she said. The woman, however, expressed suspicion over the transfer of thee three investigators from the case.

“It should be clarified that why they were transferred from the case,” she said. The widow said a robbery took place in her home, in which her husband and son were killed, on November 5 despite the fact that the residence had been sealed by police.

Burglars took away with them foreign currency, jewellery and property documents from a locker in the bungalow, she added.

Dr Usmani was a retired professor of the Dawood University of Engineering and Technology and lived in Clifton with his wife and son. His two daughters lived in the United States and Canada. The younger Usmani also lived in the US and had come to Karachi around two months ago.