LHC grants bail to main suspected in Yousaf Khokar murder case
LAHORE: Lahore High Court (LHC) on Thursday granted bail to the main suspected in the photographer Yousaf Khokar murder case, Izma Rao alias Tooba.
Justice Abdul Sami Khan of the LHC granted the bail in a hearing earlier this morning.
In March this year, police had claimed that Tooba had confessed to having poisoned Khokhar, by spiking his juice with cyanide at the Model Town Park, where his body was later found in November 2014.
Tooba’s lawyer told the court that according to a forensic report, Khokar died of a heart attack, hereby requesting the court to grant his client bail against two bonds worth Rs0.1 million each.
Khokar, a photographer, was married to Tooba who later divorced her; which police suspect to be a reason for her to commit the murder.
Tooba had also confessed to killing a Lahore-based model Abeera, by poisoning her yoghurt while initial forensic reports of the 20-year-old also confirmed the cause of death as poisoning.
Tooba and other suspects involved in the murder, Farooqur Rehman and Zeeshan, later retracted their confession saying that they did not kill the aspiring model.
Following investigations however, police said that two bottles of poison were found in Tooba’s room which she had allegedly bought from her accomplices Farooqur Rehman and his friend Zeeshan.
On March 4, a Lahore court extended the physical remand of the suspects of Abeera murder case.
LHC have now granted the model bail in the photographer’s murder case.
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