DADU: Police picked up on Wednesday a clerk working for the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology (MUET) for interrogation over the mysterious death of Naila Rind, who was found hanging from a ceiling fan in her room in Marvi hostel 11 days ago.
A team of Jamshoro police led by inspector Agha Tahir, SHO of Jamshoro town police station, raided a residential colony near MUET and arrested Agha Babar Pathan who was said to be a close friend of Anis Khaskheli.
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Police took into custody Pathan’s laptop and mobile phone and found pictures of late Naila in addition to many video clips and pictures of the university’s female students saved on the gadgets’ data storage.
Khaskheli was the first to be arrested after the Naila Rind death hit headlines and became a high-profile case. He was arrested on the basis of mobile phone record of late Naila, a final-year student in the Sindhi department of Sindh University.
Like Pathan, police had found pictures of late Naila besides a large collection of video clips and photos of several other girls, most of them students of the university, on the suspect’s laptop and mobile phones.
Jamshoro SSP retired Captain Tariq Wilayat said that police laid hands on Pathan on the basis of information gleaned from Khaskheli. Police were closely investigating all the aspects of the case and its investigation of mobile phone and laptop data of the arrested suspects was in progress, he said.
He said that statements of three more wardens of Marvi hostel namely Mahjabeen, Zakia and Nusrat Talpur had been recorded and data of mobile phones of chairman of Sindhi department Anwar Figar Hakro, Marvi hostel’s provost Anila Soomro and warden Mahjabeen had been sought to help in the probe. He said that other staff members of the girls’ hostel and the Sindhi department would also be investigated.
Protest against gas load-shedding
Activists of Sindh United Party took out a rally here on Wednesday in protest against load-shedding of gas in residential areas of the city.
SUP leaders Mohammad Khan Channa, Niaz Hussain Panhwar and Baban Khan Surhio who led the rally said that SSGC officials of Dadu zone had given illegal gas connections to hotels, factories and influential persons which had caused reduction in the gas amount and its pressure, leading to long hours of load-shedding.
They said that when consumers complained about it, the SSGC officials started sending them heavy and inflated bills.
They warned they would continue the protest if the problems were not resolved.
Meanwhile, special teams of SSGC raided several places in the district and found 25 illegal connections in Khairpur Nathan Shah, Dadu and Mehar towns and sent complaints to the police stations concerned for the registration of FIRs.