A 26-year-old model, Anam Tanoli, was found dead in her home in Lahore's Defence area on Saturday, police said.

Her body was found hanging — in what was suspected to be a suicide by police — and shifted to Lahore General Hospital for post-mortem examination.

According to the statement by her family to the police, she had recently been under mental stress. Moreover, the model-cum-fashion designer reportedly had an appointment scheduled for the same day with a therapist.

Police said that Tanoli had returned to Pakistan from Italy a few months ago.

The hospital officials later confirmed that Tanoli had committed suicide, police said, adding that they have recorded the statement of the victim's mother.