(Court): Local court reserves verdict on Dr Maha murder case


Karachi: The City Court on Saturday reserved its verdict on Dr Maha Shah murder case after hearing the arguments of a complainer and accused.

The court is expected to announce the verdict on Monday, 21 September 2002. During the hearing, advocate Muhamad Rehman Ghous, the counsel of accused Dr Junaid, rejected the allegations of Asif Shah, Dr Maha’s father.

The counsel of the accused stated that Asif Shah had leveled allegations that Dr Maha was made a drug addict by Junaid, but Junaid had never consumed drugs. The defence counsel also informed the court that Junaid had paid charges of ambulance in which Dr Maha was brought to hospital for medico-legal formalities.

On other hand, the counsel of the applicant informed the court that there was a criminal record of accused Junaid and a case pertaining to the firing was also registered against him at Boat Basin police station.

The defnece counsel rejected the argument of applicant’s counsel and stated that those cases had been declared C Class. He also informed the court that Junaid did not met Dr Maha neither he went to her home when she committed suicide. The court reserved its verdict after hearing the arguments of both sides.

The female doctor had allegedly committed suicide on Tuesday night of 25 August by shooting herself in the head in Defence area of the city after developing differences with her father. According to police, the victim was unmarried and recently rented a house in the Defence area of the city. She originally hailed from Mirpurkhas and was currently living with her parents and younger siblings – two sisters and a brother.