Stage actress ‘murdered’

Updated December 07, 2015

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LAHORE: A young stage actress was allegedly killed in her bedroom in the Sundar area on Sunday while the killers hung her body with the ceiling fan, apparently to make it look like a suicide case.

Sangam Rana’s family alerted the police when they found her body, hanging in a room of her Green Garden residence early on Sunday.

Quoting some relatives and colleagues of Sangam, a police official said that she had performed on the stage as usual a day before the incident.

She came back home late on Saturday night and was found dead in her bedroom on Sunday morning.

Shortly after the incident, relatives of the deceased artiste refused to lodge criminal case, terming it suicide, the police official said. Police experts, however, rejected their claim and shifted body to the morgue for postmortem, saying some circumstantial evidence on the crime scene suggested that she might have been killed.

Later, on Sunday night, Sangam’s mother, Sughran Perveen, filed an application, alleging that her daughter was murdered and suicide death was being portrayed to mislead the police.

She nominated Sangam’s sister Amna and her two accomplices Kashif and Shan in the application, requesting action against them.

Sundar police lodged a case against the three suspects nominating them in the FIR under murder charges with no arrest till the filing of the report.

Published in Dawn, December 7th, 2015