Multan-The police expanded the circle of investigation into model Qandeel Baloch’s murder case on Tuesday as they decided to take her killer to Lahore for DNA test while the investigator of the case was also replaced, The Nation has learnt.

The police had found nail scratches on the neck of the slain celebrity which prompted police to get the DNA test of the killer done to ascertain whether the nail scratches were put by him on her neck or anyone else also accompanied him in this crime.

On the other hand, CPO Azhar Akram suspended investigator of the case Inspector Ilyas and appointed Inspector Attiya Jafri as the new investigator. Sources said that he was suspended because of his poor performance in the investigation.

The mother of the deceased social media celebrity had accused Mufti Abdul Qawi of provoking her son to kill his sister. She told the media that Qandeel’s former husband Ashiq was also involved in the murder and he was in contact with the killer Waseem at the time of murder.

Similarly, Muhammad Azeem, father of Qandeel also held Mufti Abdul Qawi responsible for the tragedy. “It is because of Mufti that the people in Dera Ghazi Khan and whole country knew about identity of Qandeel. He is killer of my daughter and he should be interrogated,” he demanded while talking to the media. He said that his son Waseem served the family with intoxicated milk. He said that his other son Shafiq was not involved in this crime and he earlier mentioned his name as he was in a state of shock and anger.

Regional Police Officer Sultan Azam Taimoori told media that all aspects and angles of the case were being viewed by the police. He said that the killer was in contact with his brothers at the time of murder and all suspects would be interrogated. He disclosed that two persons, who had taken the killer to Dera Ghazi Khan after the crime, had also been included into the investigation while Mufti Abdul Qawi would also be quizzed.

Talking to The Nation, Mufti Abdul Qawi said that no one had contacted him so far, although he is willing to cooperate with the police. “I have nothing to do with this murder. I had gone to Lahore two days before this incident and I was busy evolving a questionnaire on the status of organ donation in light of Shariah,” he added. He said that he heard the news of Qandeel’s murder through media. He said that Qandeel was murdered by her real brother inside the boundary wall of their home and her killer had confessed to the crime. The social media celebrity Qandeel Baloch, whose real name is Fauzia Azeem, was murdered by her brother three days back. The killer told police in initial interrogation that he got infuriated on her selfies with Mufti Abdul Qawi and a music video which led to her murder. On concerns that the father of Qandeel, who is plaintiff in the case, might pardon his son at any stage, the police have added Section 311 C to the FIR.