Maulana Samiul Haq murder: Police collect evidence from crime spot

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RAWALPINDI: As the police investigation goes underway, more evidences have been collected including the fingerprints of three separate individuals and a bloodstained kurta from the murder scene of Maulana Samiul Haq.
The kurta, with blood stains, which was found hanging in the bathroom has been sent to the laboratory and the police is awaiting its forensic report.
Also, the investigators believe that the fingerprints collected from the room will help trace the number of persons who were present at the crime spot.
Moreover, hair of three lengths, the bed sheet with blood on it and three glasses were also collected from the spot and sent to a forensic laboratory for DNA testing.
Nearly, 25 different samples collected from the scene of the murder so far, have been sent to the laboratory.
Four individuals, who had been recently in contact with Jamiat-i-Ulema Islam-Sami slain chief, had been questioned as a part of the probe into the assassination of the religious leader.
The police officials have searched the gardens of neighbouring houses and the surrounding hilly areas to trace the murder weapon and other evidence which may help identify the killer.
The medical examination report, from the private hospital where Maulana Samiul Haq was taken and declared dead, has also been obtained by the police.
Hamid ul Haq, son of Maulana Samiul Haq, said his father was unwell and taking rest at home when he came under the attack.
He said Maulana Sami ul Haq’s driver and gunman were away when he was stabbed and added that when one of his servants returned he saw his father lying in a pool of blood.

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