KARACHI: Police on Monday arrested a domestic help on charges of killing a woman and her son in Nazimabad.
Bodies of 58-year-old Shaista Jamal, and her 27-year-old son, Hadi Jamal, were found from a well inside their home in Mujahid Colony, Nazimabad-4.
The police said the victims had gone missing for the past few days and an FIR regarding their disappearance was lodged on Sept 18.
The bodies were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital to fulfill medico-legal formalities.
A police spokesperson said that Noor Shafa, daughter of the deceased woman, had lodged a missing report, stating that two cars were also missing from the home.
With the help of technology, the police detained one employee, Faisal. Initially, there were discrepancies between his statement before the police and the technical information.
During further interrogation, the held suspect emerged suspicious. Later, on a lead provided by him the police arrested another suspect, Waheed. It emerged during the investigation that Faisal, along with Waheed and another accomplice, had entered the home to commit a robbery.
`Since Faisal was the victims` employee, he along with his two accomplices strangled the woman and her son with the help of a rope for fear of being identified and threw their bodies in the well inside the residence, which was covered by them,` the spokesperson said.
After the murder, the three suspects took away their two cars. The police said efforts were underway to arrest the third suspect.