A Pakistani man reportedly deported from the US after the September 11 assaults is now charged with the homicide of his American spouse after officers caught him burying her bare physique in a grave on Sunday morning.
Kazim Kamal Khan, 50, was caught within the act simply after 2am and has since confessed to killing his estranged husband – recognized as 50-year-old Diana Christo Khan.
He reportedly advised police that he lured her overseas by claiming to be critically ailing.
The dramatic arrest got here within the japanese metropolis of Lahore, when a police patrol responded to a name from an unnamed gravedigger on the Ghazi Road cemetery – who reported a person was engaged in a funeral with out adhering to correct burial rites.
When Pakistani Punjab Police officers arrived, they discovered Khan partially submerged in a shallow grave and his spouse’s lifeless physique wrapped in a sheet.
Photographs taken by the officers present this encounter – and accounts supplied afterwards by officers and well-informed police sources describe the spherical of questioning that adopted, culminating in Khan’s arrest.
Kazim Kamal Khan, 50, who was reportedly deported from the US after 9/11, is accused of killing his American spouse after officers caught him burying her bare physique in a grave on Sunday morning.
The 50-year-old Khan has since confessed to killing his estranged husband – recognized as 50-year-old Diana Christo Khan. He reportedly advised police that he lured her overseas by claiming to be critically ailing.
First, he reportedly advised that his spouse – who he stated was staying within the US along with his now 26-year-old daughter after he was deported – had out of the blue died of pure causes.
Finally, after noticing seen trauma to the sufferer’s physique, officers have been in a position to coax a confession from the suspect – gaining perception into his estranged relationship with the deceased within the course of.
“We received a call from a gravedigger about a man who had come to the cemetery and was trying to bury a body without a shroud or burial rites,” detention officer Muhammad Nadeem advised AFP on Tuesday, as a US State Department spokesman confirmed the demise of an American citizen in Lahore.
“When we arrived at the scene, we saw that the body was completely uncovered and it looked suspicious,” the officer added.
“We are in contact with the family and are providing all necessary consular assistance.”
An incident report filed by Nadeem’s division on Sunday shed extra mild on the late evening incident – indicating that Christo Khan’s physique had seen head accidents and bruises on the neck, whereas additionally revealing extra about his and his spouse’s previous.
In the doc, officers described how Khan, who obtained a US SSN in 1994 when confronted midway by the excavation, advised officers that he beforehand lived within the US along with his spouse and daughter, 26-year-old Karisma, however was deported after the 9/11 assaults.
The date for his deportation was not supplied, however property information present that Kahn was residing in Texas and North Carolina as just lately as 2003.
After shedding his citizenship, police stated, Khan returned to his native Pakistan, forsaking his spouse and daughter. Officers stated the couple have been nonetheless married and had been married for some 28 years.
Photos taken by the officers present the late-night encounter on the Ghazi Road cemetery, which befell after a gravedigger seen Kahn engaged in an unapproved burial, prompting him to name authorities
When Pakistani Punjab Police officers arrived, they discovered Khan partially submerged in a shallow grave and his spouse’s lifeless physique wrapped in a sheet. Upon nearer inspection, they seen that the corpse had suffered noticeable trauma
In subsequent years, police stated the couple had a long-distance relationship, however on July 22, Christo Khan flew to her husband’s home within the Punjab Cooperative Society residence complicated in Lahore.
To get her to make the journey, police wrote, Khan advised his baby’s mom that he was ailing and his well being was quickly deteriorating.
During his filmed assertion to police, which has not been launched, officers started to get wind that one thing was occurring – prompting Khan to ultimately admit to the homicide, the incident report says.
At that point, the suspect advised officers that he had abused his spouse throughout sexual activity earlier than committing the homicide, and hit her on the pinnacle with a pointy object.
Based on his habits, police stated they suspected Khan had compromised psychological well being and should have been beneath the affect of medication.
They then booked the suspect and despatched his spouse’s physique for post-mortem.
When confronted midway by the dig, Khan – who obtained a US SSN in 1994 – advised officers he beforehand lived within the US along with his spouse and daughter, 26-year-old Karisma, however was deported after the 9/11 assaults . He ultimately confessed to the homicide, police stated this week
Accounts supplied by legislation enforcement insiders to the The Express GrandstandPakistan’s main newspaper, went into much more element, alleging that Khan brutally tortured his spouse by penetrating her with a intercourse toy and abusing her genitals through the alleged homicide.
Police additionally stated they recovered a intercourse toy from the person’s possession.
The physique has been despatched for an post-mortem to find out the precise explanation for demise. DailyMail.com has contacted the US State Department for an replace.