Karachi: Woman found dead in hotel room
KARACHI: The body of a young woman and a man lying unconscious in a hotel room were found in the Lalazar area late Thursday night, police said on Friday.
The police investigators said that the 20-year-old woman hailing from Islamabad and the 25-year-old man from Sheikhupura had checked in on Wednesday and the hotel management became suspicious when the guests neither responded to the room service calls nor did they come out of the room the following day.
The hotel management subsequently informed the police and opened the room in the latter’s presence.
“The police found the woman dead, with tissue papers stuffed in her nostrils and ears which had bled, and the man unconscious,” said SSP Investigation (South) Athar Rasheed Butt.
The investigators also seized some sleeping pills and other medicines found in the room.
The young man had been identified as a doctor by the woman’s family, the SSP said, adding that it seemed that the woman first took the sleeping pills and the man followed suit, but “he either did not or could not take” the number of pills to cause death.
Both the man and the deceased woman were shifted to the civil hospital for treatment and a post-mortem examination, respectively.
During the course of investigation, the police found that the woman’s brother had lodged a report with the Sihala Police Station in Islamabad about her going missing three days ago.
The SSP said that the woman’s family despite having lodged a report about her going missing suspected that she had fled with the young doctor.
A case (FIR No 88/2011) under Section 325 of the Pakistan Penal Code was registered on behalf of the state at the Jackson Police Station.