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Missing Sikh woman murdered, Lahore High Court told

LAHORE: Capital City Police Officer Aslam Tareen on Wednesday told the Lahore High Court that missing Canadian Sikh woman Rajvindar Kaur Gill had been murdered and one of her killers was in police custody.

He told the court that accused Shahzad had also confessed to the crime while main accused Shahid had fled to Germany. The CCPO appeared before the court of Justice Sardar Tariq Masood to attend hearing of a petition filed by the father of Ms Gill.

Mr Tareen stated the arrested accused revealed that they killed the woman and threw her body in Khanpur Canal on Sheikhupura Road. He said the police were trying to bring Shahid back with the help of Interpol. He stated the preliminary investigation revealed that Ms Gill had come to Pakistan to learn black magic.

Earlier, SP Legal Ijaz Gilani submitted a report about the matter. The report stated that Rajvindar Kaur Gill might have proceeded to Sargodha or Karachi in order to meet a media person, Iqbal Husain. According to victim’s sister Rajvant, she (victim) must have met Husain through an Indian matrimonial dating service (Shadi.Com).

It said the Intelligence Bureau and the Federal Investigation Agency had been contacted to seek mobile phone calls and travelling record of the victim.

The report stated that Ms Gill had got a “business” visa from the Pakistan government as she was interested in gem business and sightseeing. She reached Pakistan on Aug 23, 2012, via Dubai by Emirates Airlines.

After going through the report, the judge directed the CCPO to find out the truth behind the incident instead of relying on the confessional statement of the arrested accused.

The judge asked the CCPO to also lodge an FIR of the incident on the complaint of the petitioner and come up on Jan 7 with a progress report. A female official from the Canadian High Commission also attended the court proceedings.