Lahore: Woman, daughter found dead at home
LAHORE: A 55-year-old disabled woman and her 21-year-old daughter were found murdered on Sunday in their home in Juggian Nagra in an apparent house robbery as cash, jewellery and two cell phones were also missing, police said.
Muhammad Nawaz alerted the police in the morning. Police quoted him as saying that he spotted his wife Afzal Bibi and daughter Nighat Perveen dead in their room in the morning.
Police said Afzal was hit in the head with a blunt weapon while Nighat was strangled with a piece of cloth.
The house owner also found three tolas of gold ornaments, Rs10,000 and two cell phones missing.
Nawaz told the police that he was at the rooftop to take care of his two sacrificial goats.
Civil Lines division SP Investigation Captain Liaqat Ali Malik (retired), who holds the additional charge of Iqbal Town division investigation SP, told Dawn that a case under Section 460 (Persons jointly concerned in lurking house-trespass or house breaking by night punishable for qatl or hurt caused by one of them) had been registered against unidentified people.
He said forensic examination of the crime scene suggested that the suspects broke into the one-and-a-half marla house after midnight. The SP said though investigators did not find any marks of resistance on the bodies of victims, a chemical examination of Nighat`s body would be carried out to ascertain if she was assaulted.