A 22-year-old widow, the mother of a six-month-old girl, was found hanging off a ceiling fan in her apartment in Gulistan-i-Jauhar.
The Sharea Faisal police said that Saba Fatima, widow of Ghulam Abbas, was alone at her flat as her mother had taken the infant with her.
They said that the victimÂ’s mother reached her daughter’s flat at around 10am, and found her body hanging from the ceiling.
The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for a postmortem examination.
Sources at the hospital’s medico-legal section told Dawn that the victim was strangled.
Area SHO, Chaudhry Amir, told Dawn that the culprit or culprits hanged the woman to suggest that she committed suicide.
He said that the woman was believed to have been strangulated in the small hours of the morning.
The SHO said that the police were collecting the details of the people who last visited the victim. He said that the victim’s mother was still in a state of shock and she was unable to record her statement.
Sources said that the victim’s husband was a businessman and he was also shot dead in Korangi some nine months ago by two bandits. No case was registered till late, as the police were still waiting for someone from the victim’s family to lodge the FIR.
The police said that the incident seemed to be motivated by a personal feud, as nothing precious was missing from the victim’s apartment.