PESHAWAR: Identities of two women who were found dead in Palosai graveyard within the jurisdiction of Tehkal police station have been confirmed. Mushtaq Bibi and Najeeba were staff nurses at Hayatabad Medical Complex.
“Mushtaq Bibi was a resident of Swabi while Najeeba belonged to Karak,” an official of Tehkal police station told The Express Tribune on Monday. “One of them was on leave while the other was marked absent from duty on July 16 from 9am onwards,” he added. “They probably went shopping on July 15 at around 10pm but never returned.” The official said both of them were tortured severely and even shot in their faces. “One of the two nurses possessed as many as five SIMs but their mobiles were switched off approximately an hour after they left.”
The official added police had been told Mushtaq was engaged to someone and had a son from her previous marriage while Najeeba was unmarried. He said personal details of the deceased have yet to be confirmed. “The autopsy report will answer more questions like whether they were sexually assaulted or not,” added the official, saying their identities were ascertained two days after their bodies were found on July 17. He added police is trying its best to investigate the mysterious killings. “We will soon get to the bottom of the crime and bring the culprits to justice.”
Earlier on July 17, a police official had said the women looked around 40 to 45 years of age and it seemed they were killed somewhere else before their bodies were dumped in the graveyard. Their bodies were shifted to Khyber Medical College for an autopsy.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 21st, 2015.
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