Two US nationals found dead in Lahore
LAHORE: Two teenage brothers, who had recently came from the United States to meet their relatives here, were found dead in their home in mysterious circumstances on Monday morning, The News reported.
The incident took place in the Sattukatla police area and according to initial reports the reason behind their death was told as poisoned food.
The victims were identified as Ahad Mustafa, 13 and Qasim Mustafa, 15, the sons of Ghulam Mustafa, a resident of Riverview Cooperative Housing Society, Katchi Kothi, Raiwind Road.
Police said that the victims were American nationals and they were living in New Jersey. On March 25, they came to Pakistan to meet their relatives. On March 28, they visited the food outlet in Garden Town to have food.
Ghulam Mustafa told the police that they returned home at around 10pm, watched TV and went to sleep at around 2am.
On Monday morning, Mustafa found Ahad dead at the stairs while Qasim was found dead from a bathroom. Mustafa informed police about the incident. Police collected evidence from the scene and removed the bodies to morgue for autopsy.
A case No 378/10 has been registered against unidentified person/s under sections 302 and 337-J of PPC on the complaint of victims’ father. The complainant has alleged that someone had given some poisonous food to his children which resulted in their death.
However, police said that the cause of death would be ascertained after autopsy. The autopsy was not carried out till the filing of this report.
A shift in charge of mortuary at Jinnah Hospital said that as the victim family had to take the bodies back to the US, they were making arrangements for it. To a question, he said that the body could not be kept in morgue after autopsy.
A senior police officer said that apparently the young boys died due to some poisonous food, however, police were investigating the incident keeping in view different aspects.
He said motive behind the killings could not be ascertained yet.