KARACHI: Pakistani model Rubab Shafiq was found dead in a burial site on the outskirts of Karachi in February 2019. Police now claim to have solved the mystery surrounding her death.
Late Pakistani model Rubab Shafiq’s body was dumped at the Moach Goth graveyard by a fake doctor, her assistant — both of whom had performed the abortion that went wrong — as well as the deceased’s friend, Umar.
According to police, Shafiq’s friend Umar had brought her to the woman doctor for an abortion but when her condition deteriorated and she died, the group put the body in a car, dumped it in a local graveyard and fled.
Rubab was found dead near the Edhi graveyard in the Mochko area in Karachi on February 20, 2019.
Further, in order to hide all evidence, they threw away her phone on the way, and Umar, the friend and the primary suspect, left Karachi. While he is still on the run, police said the doctor and her assistant have been arrested.
The doctor and her assistant, police officials noted, confessed to the crime. They also said they had not been given permission to expand the search for Umar outside of the province.
Her body was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for legal formalities and later transferred to a morgue to be identified by her relatives.
At the time, the bereaved family had said Shafiq had gone with her friend, Umar, and had not returned home for two days. Latest communication, however, revealed that Umar had taken her to a fake doctor in the metropolis’ Gulzar-e-Hijri area, where, during the abortion procedure, she passed away.
In a video statement, the late model’s family termed her death as murder, appealed to Prime Minister Imran Khan and other officials for the arrest of Umar, the primary suspect, and asked for strict punishment for all the perpetrators.