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Bodies of murdered women found

KARACHI, Jan 4: Two young women were killed on Sunday in separate acts of violence in the city, police and witnesses said.

The Surjani Town police said that an unidentified young women, clad in pink trousers and black shirt, was found shot dead at around 12.30am near Usman Ghani Masjid at Sector 4-B.

The body was shifted to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for a post-mortem.

Sources at the hospitalÂ’s medico-legal section told Dawn that the victim, who appeared to be in her late teens or early 20s, was shot twice in her chest.

Citing a lack of blood stains on the spot, the police said that the woman had been killed somewhere else by the culprits, who threw the body in Surjani Town.

They said that the culprits also placed two empties of a TT pistol beside the body to make the police believe that the woman was killed at the spot.

The police said that the victim was clothed after being shot, as there were no bullet holes in her clothing.

The police said that the chemical examination report would ascertain whether the victim was also criminally assaulted before she was shot dead.

They said that the body was kept at the Edhi morgue after postmortem examination, as efforts were underway to ascertain the identity of the victim.

The police said that a case (FIR 8/2009) was registered against unknown culprits under Sections 302 (murder) and 34 (common intention) of the PPC on behalf of the state.

Meanwhile, sources said that the police contacted the family of a young girl, Tania, a resident of Model Colony, in connection with the shooting. Tania had been missing for the past one and half years.
Source: Dawn