KARACHI: A 42-year-old man and his 20-year-old daughter were found slaughtered in a hotel room at Lea Market, witnesses and police said.
The Kharadar police said that the victim, Dostain, and his daughter, Zakia, were the residents of Turbat, Balochistan, and they had been staying at the hotel since July 18.
The police said that a preliminary investigation into the mysterious double murder disclosed that the victim man had brought a young man with him to the hotel three days ago and told its management that the young man was his son and he would also live in his room.
They said that the young man left the hotel at around 5am and the hotel staff discovered the bodies in the evening.
The bodies were shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi for autopsies. Sources at the hospital’s medico-legal section told Dawn that the victims’ throats were slit with a sharp-edged weapon.
The police said that efforts were being made to locate the victims’ relatives in Turbat and a case would be lodged later.
Woman, daughter shot dead
A 40-year-old woman and her 20-year-old daughter were shot dead in their house at Raja Tanvir Colony, a shantytown in Section 11Â½ of Orangi Town in the remit of the Iqbal Market police station.
The police said that five attackers barged into the house of Irfan Khan, hailing from Buner, NWFP, in the morning and opened fire on the inmates.
They said that his wife, Sher Bano, and their daughter, Safina, were killed instantly and the man sustained a critical bullet wound.
The bodies and the injured were shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where sources at the medico-legal section told Dawn that the two women were also stabbed before being shot to their heads.
They said that both the women were shot a single bullet from pointblank range.
The sources said that the wounded man, hit by a bullet in his abdomen, was in a highly precarious condition.
The police said that the incident seemed to be motivated by a personal enmity.
They said that the area people had a scanty knowledge about the victim family, who had moved to the locality recently.
They said that no case was registered till late as the police were waiting to obtain a statement from the wounded man.