KARACHI: A young woman was found strangled in her home in Nusrat Bhutto Colony on Thursday, police and witnesses said.
The police, who found the body of 32-year-old Kiran, inside her two-room rented home with a piece of cloth around her neck, suspected that the victim’s husband, missing for the last few days, was behind the murder.
“The owner of the house, living on the ground floor, approached the police station with the complaint of stench emanating from the first floor of his home,” said Sub-Inspector Zaman Khan, in charge of the Muhammadpur police post, within the remits of the Peerabad police station.
“The first floor entrance was locked from outside, which forced us to break it.
“And then we found the body of a woman lying on the bed. She was strangled and there were also marks of torture or bruises on her body.”
As stated by neighbours and the landlord, he added, the victim had been living there with her husband, Safdar Hussain, in the same house for the last few months.
“They hailed from southern Punjab. Safdar was a mason. Kiran had tied the knot with Safdar a few years ago after being divorced by her first husband. They have no children,” added Sub-Inspector Khan.
The police later shifted the body to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, where doctors at the medico-legal section said the woman was killed at least two days earlier.
“She was also hit with some heavy object before being strangled,” said an official at the health facility. “We have not yet found any relative of the victim as all such personal details came to us through her neighbours. Once we trace them, an FIR would be registered.”