ISLAMABAD: A teenage girl was found dead under unexplained circumstances and the police have registered a murder case on suspicion.
The family of the girl brought the body of the 18-year-old girl to a hospital and told the staff that she had committed suicide.
The hospital staff informed the police who reached the spot and inquired the matter and found it suspicious, said the police. The victim had three bullet injuries to her head and chest.
The police took the body into custody for legal action after the family members, including the mother and a sister of the deceased, failed to give satisfactory answers to the police queries.
The police later visited the house of the victim and conducted a preliminary investigation. The incident took place in a locality where water buffaloes were being kept.
A search was conducted for the weapon but it was not found at the spot or its surrounding. It also transpired that the family did not own or keep any weapon.
The family of the deceased told the police that they heard sounds of gunshots and found the girl injured.
After an autopsy, the body was handed over to the family for burial.
The police said the father of the girl lived in Saudi Arabia in connection with his job.
Meanwhile, four people looted cash and household items worth Rs250,000 from the house of Khurshid Alam located at Mera Jafar.
Burglars broke into the house of Farman Dawood at G-11 and made off with cash and gold ornaments worth one million rupees.
Burglars also broke into the house of head constable Zahir Nazir at G-9/3 and took away an official weapon. The policeman is stationed on security duty in the Red Zone and was given a 9mm Glock pistol.
During his absence in the house, the thieves stole the pistol along with two magazines and 30 bullets, said the police.
Moreover, a Suzuki Carry was stolen from outside a house at Bhara Kahu and a Cultus car was lifted from I-14/4.
Three motorcycles were also taken away from different parts of the city.
Published in Dawn, June 14th, 2019