JHELUM - The whereabouts of a missing girl was traced after three years as the Supreme Court took notice of the issue. She had been thrown into a canal.
Jhelum DPO Tayyab Hafeez along with SP (Investigation) Syed Haseeb Shah held a press conference. The DPO said that on 4th July, 2009, Riffat Parveen, a Madrasa teacher of village Saudi Gujar of Tehsil PD Khan, went missing from the Jhelum general bus stand.
He said that the family got an FIR registered and nominated the fiancée of Riffat, Junaid and his brothers Tajamal and Muzamil. They were arrested by the PD Khan police but investigation officer Nazar released them. No whereabouts were found for the missing Riffat so Jhelum police closed the file.
After about 3 years, the family of Riffat filed an application in Human Resource Cell of the Supreme Court and CJP Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry. The CJP issued the Punjab IG to present Riffat in the Supreme Court and ordered the District a Sessions Judge Jhelum to check the proceeding after every 15 days.
A special investigation was constituted under SP Syed Haseeb Shah to interrogate the case. According to the investigation, Junaid, a college teacher, was arrested and interrogated. He admitted that he took his Riffat from Jhelum bus stand to Mangla for outing. He confessed that he killed her after a quarrel and threw the dead body into a canal.
The DPO said that it was the area of Mangla Police of Azad Jamu Kashmir and instead of getting the post mortem of dead body they buried it in nearby village and unfortunate Riffat remained nameless.
The negligence of IO first and later by AJK Police made this murder hidden for almost three years and causing a sever tension for the victim family.