KARACHI: A local court on Wednesday remanded in judicial custody six suspects detained in a case pertaining to alleged blackmail and harassment of a married woman, who committed suicide in Shadman Town.
Police claimed to have arrested and booked six men over their alleged involvement in blackmailing and harassing the 41-year-old victim, who ended her life by hanging herself from the ceiling fan with her dupatta last Wednesday.
The investigating officer on Wednesday produced the suspects before the judicial magistrate (Central) upon expiry of their physical remand in police custody to seek extension in the same.
He informed the court that the fleeing accomplices of the detained suspects were yet to be arrested.
He added that a video which they used to allegedly blackmail the victim was recovered from their possession and sent to a laboratory for forensic analysis, the report of which was still awaited.
Other legal formalities and investigation is yet to be completed, said the IO.
He requested the judge to extend the physical remand of the suspects in police custody for further interrogation.
However, the judge remanded them in judicial custody and directed the IO to produce them on the next date and also submit an investigation report.
According to the contents of the FIR, the complainant, a brother of the deceased, claimed that his sister committed suicide because she had been fed up with “blackmailing, harassment and threats” of the nominated suspects.
He also presented three audio messages of his sister to this effect, which she had sent to her female friend.
A case was registered under Section 322 (Qatl-bis-sabab) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code at the Shahrah-i-Noorjehan.