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Pakistani held in US for killing wife

NEW YORK, Feb 15: A Pakistani-American businessman was arrested in Orchard park town in Buffalo (New York) after he killed his wife and then walked to the police station to report her death.

Muzzamil Hasan, owner and operator of Bridges TV network, which was launched in 2004 to portray Muslims in a more positive light, was charged with killing his wife Aasiya, 37, during a domestic dispute.

Ms Aasiya Hasan had filed for divorce and obtained an order of protection against Hasan two weeks ago, police said.

“He (Muzzamil Hasan) came to the police station at 6:20 pm [Thursday] and told us that she was dead,” Orchard Park Police Chief Andrew Benz said.

“She had an order of protection that had him out of the home as of Friday the 6th [of February],” Benz said.

Mr Hassan told police that his wife was at his business, Bridges TV, on Thorn Avenue in the village. Officers went to that location and discovered her body.

Detectives still are looking for the murder weapon.

“Obviously, this is the worst form of domestic violence possible,” Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita said on Sunday.

Muzzammil Hassan was arraigned before Village Justice Deborah Chimes and sent to the Erie County Holding Centre.
Source: Dawn