KARACHI: Five bodies, bundled up in gunny bags, were found on Wednesday from a house located in the Askari-III residential compound near Cantt Station in Karachi.
Three bodies were of women while two were of men, said Superintendent of Police Saddar Town, Tariq Dharejo.
According to Express News correspondent Wasiq Muhammad, the deceased were members of the same family, who were murdered brutally late Tuesday night.
A watchman, who worked near the house named Muhammad Sadiq revealed that when he came to the house, around 1:15pm, he found that the main gate was left ajar.
He then entered the house and found bodies in gunny bags.
He informed the police immediately, who conducted a raid and shifted the bodies to Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre for an autopsy and started an investigation.
The police suspect that a family member might be involved in the killing, because the tight security in the Askari-III locale and the 10-feet-high walls of the house left little chance for an outsider to break into the house.
The police added that there was a possibility that the deceased were given sedatives and were then murdered.
Head of the family Muhammad Arif’s nephew Muhammad Rauf told Express News that they [the deceased] did not have enmity with anyone and that they had good relations with people in the neighbourhood as well.
Senior Superintendent of Police Naeem Sheikh revealed that the motive of the murderers was to kill the family members and escape. He said that this is because after inspecting the house, police found out that the murderers did not steal anything from the house.
While stating that 2-3 people were involved in the murder, the police said that this might be done by somebody who knew the family personally.
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