KARACHI, Feb 5: Mystery shrouds the death of an 18-year-old girl, whose body was found with 80 per cent burns on Saturday, as the doctors reserved the post-mortem report after conducting autopsy in the early hours of Sunday.

The youth, Nisha, daughter of Ameen, was living with his father in a flat in Gulistan-i-Jauhar. Her mother had died and her only sister was married.

Her father, a real estate dealer, was quoted as telling police that her daughter was alone in the flat when the fire broke out in the kitchen due to gas leakage. He said that he came out of his third-floor flat in Hoor Plaza for shopping but returned from halfway to collect some documents and found smoke emitting out of the kitchen.

“Apparently it is an accidental death, as also maintained by the family,” a police official said. The police said the man had re-married after the death of Nisha’s mother and he was living in the flat with the daughter and his second wife.

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