US embassy officials meet killer of Noor Mukaddam; Killer’s phone reveals habitual pattern of torture on girls, says Police

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Islamabad, July 27, 2021: Police investigation into horrific slaughter of 27-year-old Noor Mukkadam by killer Zahir Jaffer reveals a habitual criminal who derived pleasure out of torturing and blackmailing multiple women in relationships.

Initial data seen in the phone of the alleged killer reveals multiple photos and videos of girls and women who were subjected to varying degrees of torture, revealed a report in English language daily Express Tribune.

Police officials said during police remand the killer, Zahir Jaffer, confessed to beheading Noor Mukkadam. He will be produced before a magistrate for recording his confessional statement under section 164 CrPC, police sources said.

Express Tribune reported: “Sources further said that the accused was involved in violence against women in the past as well. The ICT police have sent his phone to the forensic unit.”

A number of friends of Zahir Jaffer confessed in private chat groups about violent tendencies of Zahir Jaffer but none of the “friends” have so far approached police.

Daily Dawn reported that US embassy staff also met the accused in police custody.

The killer holds a US passport and is a dual national.

“The officers said police high-up’s discussed the matter and gave permission to the embassy staff for the meeting, which took place in the office of a senior police officer where the accused was brought from the Islamabad district and sessions courts, Dawn reported.

Reportedly, the US embassy spokesperson, Heather Eaton, did not comment on the case citing “privacy concerns.”

Police officials confirmed recovering the CCTV footage which shows desperate attempts made by Noor Mukaddam to save her life.

None of the guards helped Noor Mukaddam when she jumped from the first floor and tried to run away. She sought shelter in a guard house as the main gate was locked.

CCTV footage then shows the killer running towards guard room, grabbing Noor Mukkadam from her hair to drag her back to eventually slaughter her.

The timings on the CCTV footage procured by the police reveal that from the moment Noor Mukkdfam made a desperate run to save her life by jumping from first floor to her eventual killing by Zahir Jaffer took almost three hours.

The family and guards of the killer Zahir Jaffer have been booked by police for complicity in murder.

Police officials believe if the guards or the parents informed the police when Noor Mukaddam jumped from first floor, perhaps timely intervention could have saved her life. However, evidence collected during investigations so far reveal the father, Zakir Jaffer, and mother, Asmat Adamjee, were complicit in hiding evidence and abetment of murder and have been booked under relevant clauses of law.

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