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Youth, fiancée found dead under mysterious circumstances

Youth, fiancée found dead under mysterious circumstances

HYDERABAD: A youth and his fiancée were found dead under mysterious circumstances in the Hirabad area on Friday evening.

Officials at the Market police station said that the bodies of Syed Irtiza Hussain, 25, and Faryal Zaidi, 24, were found lying on the rear seat of a car parked in a rented garage located at a distance from his house.

“Irtiza took Faryal to Mehran University in the morning and no one knows what happened to them afterwards. It was around 2:15pm when Irtiza’s father was informed about the garage being locked and the car parked inside with its engine on,” a close relative of the family told Dawn over phone. He said that their wedding was due within the next few months.

Faryal, a resident of Hirabad, was a student of the Mehran University of Engineering and Technology. Her family told the police that she had left for the university in the morning and since then her mobile phone had remained switched off.

Someone from within the neighbourhood informed Irtiza’s family that the garage was locked from outside and the car with its engine on, was parked inside.

The lock of the garage was broken open and the bodies were found lying on its rear seat, police said.

SHO Munir Abbasi of the Market police station went to the scene and took the bodies to the Liaquat University Hospital, where a post-mortem examination of Irtiza’s body was performed by Medico-Legal Officer Dr Imtiaz Bhatti while that of Faryal’s body was yet to be performed by a female MLO.

SHO Abbasi said that the mobile phones of the deceased had been taken into custody and their call data record would be obtained for further investigation.

“The garage is located in a rented premise away from Irtiza’s house. It is an airtight premise. It appears to be a possible case of suffocation as the car’s engine remained on for several hours and resultantly, the garage and car interior may have been filled with hazardous gas,” he said.

MLO Bhatti told Dawn that there were no marks of violence on Irtiza’s body.

Published in Dawn, July 25th, 2015

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