Couple found strangled in house in Korangi
KARACHI: A couple was found dead inside their Korangi home on Tuesday, officials said.
They said that the bodies of Ahmed Ali and his wife Hamida were found by their only daughter when she returned home from her paternal uncle’s home situated in the same street of Korangi’s Sector 19.
Inspector Shakir Ali of the Awami Colony Police Station said that the couple returned home late last night after attending a wedding ceremony without their nine-year-old daughter, Fatima, who stayed at her paternal cousins’ home in the same street.
“When the girl returned home at about 10am she found her parents dead in their bedroom.”
He said that Fatima’s screams drew the attention of the neighbours who called in the police and comforted the girl. The bodies were shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre and then handed over to the victims’ relatives after completing medico-legal formalities, he added.
The victim Ahmed Ali was in his mid-forties while his wife was in her late 30s.
“Doctors in their initial findings suggest that the couple was strangled to death and the man was also hit in the head with some hard and blunt stuff,” said Korangi SP Nasir Aftab.
“Ahmed Ali’s younger brother lived in the same street, where his daughter stayed the night. There is no immediate motive or people we have been able to find, but facts gathered by investigators show that there was a history of enmity within the family.”