Sunday 25 August, 2019

Lawyer: Police engaged in witch hunt to find Malabar double murderers

Police have four men in custody in connection with the Malabar double murder. 

The officers remanded the third suspect into custody, a 23-year old man, on Thursday. The suspect is being questioned about the facts into the death of 56-year-old Rose Mohammed and 13-year-old Videsh Subar who were brutally killed on June 28.

This was revealed by Defence Attorney Fareed Ali. Ali also noted that officers have re-arrested a 32-year-old man who was previously arrested on June 27th within hours of the murder and subsequently released. He is now the fourth suspect in custody.

Thus far, seven suspects have been questioned over the 16 days of the investigation.

The Defense Attorney, in a statement, said he believes investigating officers are attempting to please the public by charging a suspect by any means necessary.

“Homicide seems to be pandering to public discontent and the investigation now seems to be taking the shape of a witch hunt.”

Two suspects were released on July 10 after being questioned in connection with the crime. 

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