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Elderly woman found murdered in her Saddar apartment

By Our Correspondent
March 02, 2024
A representational image of police tape at a crime scene. — AFP/File
A representational image of police tape at a crime scene. — AFP/File

The body of an elderly woman was found in a residential building in the Saddar area on Friday. Police suspect that the woman was killed during a robbery bid. Meanwhile, four people were injured in firing incidents across the city.

The elderly woman’s body was found in a residential apartment in Saddar within the limits of the Aram Bagh police station. Police retrieved the body after neighbours informed them about her death. The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital, Karachi where the deceased woman was identified as 70-year-old Sabira, wife of Abdul Aziz.

Police said the deceased woman had no children and her husband had passed away. She lived alone in the apartment while her brother and sister lived nearby. Witnesses reported that the deceased had been gagged with a cloth indicating that she might have suffocated with the cloth.

The house was also ransacked. The police said the body was two to three days old and showed signs of decomposition. The neighbours said they had not seen anyone visit the woman’s apartment for two to three days. However, they mentioned that her brother and sister were responsible for her meals.

Police suspect that robbers killed the woman after breaking into the apartment. They said they were investigating the case from different angles. A case has been registered and investigations are under way.

Separately, Muhammad Khan, 45, was shot and injured by robbers in the Sher Shah area within the limits of the SITE B Section police station. He was shifted to the Civil Hospital. Similarly, unidentified assailants fired at and injured 28-year-old Shaheryar over mysterious reasons in Paposh Nagar. He was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital.

In another incident, Hamza, 20, was injured after being shot in the leg during a firing incident in Surjani Town. He was taken to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital. Police said the youth was shot over offering resistance during a mugging bid. In Landhi’s Future Colony area, Noman, 35, was injured in a firing incident. He was transported to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.