Singapore — Pakistan police said a suspect arrested for the murder of Singapore-based model Fehmina Uzair Chaudhry is the son of a diplomat who worked in Singapore until a few months ago, according to a media report in the city-state.
The suspect is Muaz Waqar, 24, the son of Samina Waqar, who served in the Pakistan embassy in Singapore, a Pakistani police investigator told The Straits Times.
Muaz Waqar’s family insisted he was tortured into confessing to the crime, said the report.
On Oct 15 it was reported that Pakistani police found the body of Ms Chaudhry in the Bara Kahu area.
Police traced and arrested Muaz Waqar, a real estate broker who was suspected of killing her.
Pakistan news reports said he demanded a ransom for her release, but later led police to the place where he dumped the body.
Reports said she was murdered after a business deal went bad.
She was looking to open a fashion school in Pakistan, and Waqar offered to sell her land.
After she paid him 3 million Pakistani rupees (S$35,000) in gold, Waqar was unable to carry out his part of the deal, and Ms Chaudhry asked for her payment back.
He then offered her a modelling deal worth 20 million Pakistani rupees with Pepsi, according to reports.
The police said the trial will start soon.