Mysterious deaths: Police yet to identify two dumped bodies

Officials said they would use biometrics to trace girl’s identity

Our Correspondent February 09, 2017

ISLAMABAD: A day after police found two bodies dumped in different parts of the capital, no headway has been made in identifying them.

On Wednesday morning, the body of a 17-year-old girl was found in the bushes near Simly Dam. On the same day, police said they had found the body of a young man in Tarnol.

On Thursday, they said that the deceased had yet to be identified.

However, police said that initial examination of the girl’s body showed that it bore no signs of torture or any other suspicious marks. Medical tests also ruled out any sexual assault.

Nilore police said that they had called in sniffer dogs to help track the girl’s movement just before her death. The dogs led the police to a darbar in the area leading the police to believe that she may have fallen off a cliff while visiting the darbar.

“We have obtained her fingerprints and will try to identify her through the biometric records of National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA),” a police officer said.

Meanwhile, Tarnol police said they too have not made any headway in identifying the body of a man they found.

Police said the man’s appeared to be between 23 to 24 years of age and bore no signs of any injury. Officials said they believed the man was a drug addict and had probably died of an overdose. Results of a post-mortem examination are still awaited.

Meanwhile, a 35-year-old man was allegedly shot dead by his brothers-in-law in Farash Town on Wednesday.

According to a complaint lodged by the victim’s father with the police, Umar Ayaz and Umar Khan shot dead Ali Badshah in what appeared to be a family dispute with the suspects still at large.

Published in The Express Tribune, February 10th, 2017.


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