SAHIWAL: The police booked five persons on suspicion of the murder of Mathematics professor of Government Postgraduate College Sahiwal including his second wife, the other day.

Ch Abdur Rasheed, a retired Math professor of Govt Postgraduate College was found dead in his house situated in Seema Block, Farid Town on Friday noon.

Neighbours informed the Farid Town Police which rushed to the spot and shifted the dead body for autopsy. The police said that the professor was killed some 24 hours ago and a gun was also found lying near the dead body.

The police booked the slain professor's second wife, father-in-law, mother-in-law and two brother-in-laws. Initially the police could not ascertain as to whether or not Ch Abdur Rasheed had been murdered by someone(s). However, the post-mortem report confirmed the deceased was murdered.

It has been learnt that the police booked five persons including the second wife of the slain professor Rubina, father-in-law Shafqat, two brother-in-laws Waqas and Viky along with their mother Khalida Bibi. Reportedly, the first wife of the professor died and he got second marriage with his student Rubina from which he had a three-year-old daughter.–Staff Reporter

He was thrown out of his house by his three daughters from first the wife following his second marriage some three years ago. According to the locals, Ch Abdur Rasheed was faced with serious disputes over the distribution of his property among the children of his first wife and the second wife. They said that the second wife also left him some six months back.

When contacted, Farid Town Police Investigation Officer Saeed Ahmed confirmed that the five persons have been booked on suspicion of the murder of the professor. He, however, said that no arrest has been made yet.