MES Superintendent Aftab was kidnapped by unidentified individuals on Dec 7 on the way back from Bahria Town, City Police Officer (CPO) Israr Ahmed Khan Abbasi told DawnNews.
After Aftab went missing, a kidnapping case was registered with the Saddar Police. An employee at Aftab’s house, Nadeem, came under suspicion and was taken into custody, police said.
The station house officer said that during investigation, Nadeem revealed that after Aftab was kidnapped, he was killed and his body was dumped in a gutter belonging to a house on Adiala Road.
Following Nadeem’s tip-off, the police were able to recover Aftab’s body from the specified location.
The SHO said that the kidnapping case against unknown persons would have murder charges added to it, and that police are investigating the possible motive behind the murder.
Aftab’s body was sent to a hospital for a post-mortem examination.