The National Police’s Interpol National Central Bureau (NCB) and the North Sumatra Police have arrested a Pakistani man wanted by Interpol for murder at a rented house in the province’s Asahan regency.
The fugitive, identified as Muhammad Luqman Butt, 34, was arrested on Tuesday after spending nine years on the run. Butt, who is also known as Husein Shah or M. Firman, was wanted for the killing of a family in Pakistan.
The head of the crime and violence unit at the North Sumatra Police’s general crimes department, Comr. Taryono, said the arrest operation had run smoothly and the suspect had confessed to the murder.
“The suspect has admitted his crime. We will return him to Pakistan to go through the legal process,” Taryono said on Thursday.
He said the suspect had murdered four members of a family when he was 25 years old in revenge for his own family that had been murdered by the people he then killed.
Butt had left his country after the crime and had been moving from place to place ever since, Taryono added.