An IT official employed in the state-owned Pakistan Television (PTV) and his wife were found dead under mysterious circumstances in their Rawalpindi house on Tuesday, with police saying the cause of their deaths has yet to be determined.

The bodies of 55-year-old Fakhar Hameed, an IT director at PTV, and his wife, 50-year-old Humaira Hameed, were found in a bathroom in their home on Data Ganj Baksh Road in Sadiqabad area.

The couple's seven-year-old daughter told the police that upon returning from school, she saw both her parents lying on the bathroom floor, SP Rawal division Behram Khan told DawnNews.

He said when police reached the house after being alerted about the deaths, they found Hameed without any clothes on his body and some bruises on his head. No bruises could be seen on his wife's body.

The SP said that the cause of deaths could not be ascertained as yet but their bodies have been shifted to a hospital for postmortem.

The statements of neighbours are being recorded and police is gathering evidence from the incident site.

Initial information suggests that Hameed, who had gone to the bathroom to bathe, slipped and died due to a head injury, said Station House Officer (SHO) Sadiqabad Chaudhry Zulfiqar.

It appears that when the wife saw her husband in a bloodied state lying on the bathroom floor, she could not bear the sight and suffered a cardiac arrest, he added. Humaira was a heart and cancer patient.

The wife apparently died after suffering a heart attack, the SHO said, adding that two servants of the couple were also present at the house and were being questioned.

Police have taken notice of the deaths, but a case will be registered after reports of the postmortem are received.

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