Karachi ex-cop killed by sons over inheritance dispute: police

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KARACHI: Karachi police on Sunday arrested a man suspected of killing his father – an ex-cop over an inheritance dispute, ARY News reported, citing police.

The case is pertaining to the death of Saleem Ansari, a retired cop, who was found dead under mysterious circumstances inside his home a day earlier.

According to police, one of Ansari s sons identified as Salman was arrested while the other Imran, a serving police cop, is at large.

Police claimed that the apprehended son has confessed to choking his father to death and then setting the body on fire to turn the crime scene into an accident.

Meanwhile, a first information report was registered at the Soldier Bazaar police station against the two brothers suspected of killing their father.

Read more: Ex-cop dies under mysterious circumstances in Karachi

Police raised suspicions over the ex-cop s death a day earlier as no evidence of a short circuit was reported that could have resulted in igniting the fire in the apartment.

According to Karachi police, the postmortem report of the body revealed that the retired cop was killed. The victim s sons had declined to perform a postmortem of the body.

According to police, the neighbours, including the deceased s son and his family, did not report screams or calls for help from the ex-cop.

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