A woman’s body was discovered inside a water drum in an empty plot in Phase VII of Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority area, according to police and hospital officials on Saturday.
Preliminary investigations suggested that the woman had been murdered, but no definitive conclusion could be made until the coroner’s findings were available. Samples were taken from the body, and the exact cause of death was yet to be determined. It is estimated that the victim was in her 30s.
The woman had been living with a man at their rented residence in Qayyumabad. The man, a driver for a Chinese national in DHA, claimed that the woman had been murdered by another man and vowed to seek retribution. Both the man and the other suspect have disappeared, and the police are treating them both as suspects in the case.
The victims hailed from southern Punjab, and the police were attempting to locate her family in Karachi. According to the police surgeon, the victim’s body was in an advanced stage of decomposition.
In other recent cases, a newly married woman was found shot dead in Karachi’s DHA, with an investigation ongoing to determine whether it was a suicide or murder. Additionally, a 35-year-old woman was shot dead in Orangi Town over a personal dispute, and a woman was allegedly shot dead by her husband in the name of ‘honour’ in the same area.
According to a report by the National Commission of Human Rights, about 63,000 cases of gender-based violence were reported in Pakistan over the past three years.