Rescue workers on Tuesday found the body of a young woman packed in a gunny sack near Malir river bed. A medico legal officer, Dr Kaleem Sheikh, said the body was two days old. The victim, appearing to be between the ages of 18 to 20, was strangulated.
“A noose was tied around her neck. And we found dried pieces of flour on her fingers. Her face was completely blackened because of being covered with a plastic bag and left in a gunny sack for a long time,” Dr Shiekh explained.
Though a cloud of mystery still surrounds her death, investigators believe she might have been raped before being murdered. Shah Latif Town police officer Aijaz Shah said that the possibility of a rape could not be ruled out. “But we need a medical proof before we proceed,” he said.
At the same time, Shah said that they were waiting to hear from any of her family members, “which I think is unlikely, as we found her body near a river bed.”
Meanwhile, officers are waiting for a chemical report from the JPMC in order to start a proper investigation.
Dr Shiekh said in many cases bodies were not identified and after a few days were sent to Edhi morgue.
“But it’d be good to find someone from her family or any relative, so that perpetrators are brought to the book,” he hoped.