Suspected killer of MQM activist sent to prison


A civil judge in Hyderabad on Thursday sent a suspect accused of killing an MQM activist Dr Naushad Aijaz to jail, after it turned down the request filed by police to send him on a five-day physical remand.

The Hali Road Police Station team, who had produced Shahid in court, had requested the civil judge to grant his custody.

Shahid and Kamran alias Karela were arrested for the murder of MQM’s sector in charge Dr Naushad in Hyderabad last month. The victim’s brother Dilshad Aijaz had nominated them in the first information report lodged with the police.

The MQM worker, a veterinary doctor, was returning home after dropping off his children at school when men in masks opened fire on him near his house at Hali Road. The deceased had received three bullets in the chest and one in his face, police said.

Dr Naushad was considered to be a close aide of MQM deputy convener Dr Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui.