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Dirk C. Gibson
Serial murder is a relatively rare occurrence in the Muslim world, according
to available reports from those nations. Similarly, homosexuality is not a common
lifestyle choice, but Javed Iqbal was an exception to these general tendencies. His
motive was unclear; was he a social reformer, as he claimed at his trial, or merely
seeking revenge against the Pakistani police for alleged acts of brutality? This chapter
describes the killer, and explores the possibility of other crimes. The serial murders
were analyzed in terms of motive, MO, victimology, time frame and number of
murders. The existence of suspiciously incriminating serial killer communication was
investigated, along with other rhetorical acts related to this case. The investigation and
trial were discussed, along with the alleged suicide of Iqbal and his accomplice.
Acid vats, Anti-corruption Crime, Crime Investigation Agency, Daily
Jang, Dismembered, Dissolved, Javed Iqbal, Islamabad, Islamia College, Islamia
High School, Kot Lahkpat Prison, Lahore, Lahore General Hospital, Pakistan,
Sexually assaulted, Social reformer, Strangled, The Council on Islamic Ideology,
The News, Underclass.
The University of New Mexico USA.