KARACHI: A trainee nurse was kidnapped, raped, tortured and burnt to death in Surjani Town on Monday evening, police said.
They added that the body was spotted in Khuda Ki Basti along the Lyari riverbank.
Manghopir deputy superintendent of police Shaukat Shani said it appeared that the suspects brought 22-year-old victim to the riverbank where they hit her in the head with a hard and blunt weapon, as blood was found from the scene of crime, before sprinkling oil on her and setting her on fire.
Later, the body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital where doctors said she sustained 100 per cent burn injuries. She had been murdered two to three hours before her body’s arrival at the hospital, they said.
Sub-inspector Khan Mohammed of Surjani police who fulfilled the legal formalities told Dawn that the lady medico-legal official told the investigators that the victim was also raped.
He said that the victim was identified through a card of Sindh Govt Qatar Hospital found in her purse at the spot. She was getting training in a physio-technic course at the hospital.
Quoting father of the victim, Mohammed Jamil, the police officer said that she had left her residence in Qaimkhani Colony of Orangi Town at 8:30am and was found dead at 4pm.
Mr Jamil, who is a mason, told the police that they had no enmity with anyone.
“She was unmarried and was among eight sisters and brothers,” the police quoted him as saying.
The police investigators said that she had been taken away on her way to the hospital.