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Teenage domestic help found dead in employer’s apartment

Teenage domestic help found dead in employer’s apartment

KARACHI: A teenage domestic servant was found dead in his employer’s apartment in the Sharea Faisal area on Sunday, police said.

They said that Sanaullah Murtaza, 16, was found hanging from the ceiling fan in the servant quarter of the apartment located on the 18th floor of Sea Breeze Plaza on Sharea Faisal.

Saddar SHO Pir Shabbir Haider said: “The apartment is owned by senior lawyer Salahuddin Gandapur.”

Sub-Inspector Tahir Mushtaq said that it appeared to be a case of suicide.

He said that the teenager wanted to go to his native town, Dera Ismail Khan, but his parent asked him to stay in Karachi.

Quoting his relatives, the officer said that he contacted his parents over the phone in D.I. Khan and told them that he was going to end his life. However, his parents did not take the threat seriously, he added.

Dr Seemin Jamali, the executive director of the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, said that the teenager was brought dead to the hospital. The body was shifted to a mortuary for a post-mortem examination in order to ascertain the exact cause of his death.

A young man was found murdered within the remit of the Docks police station on Sunday, officials said.

The body, wrapped up in bedspread, was recovered along a city beach in Sikandarabad.

Area SHO Waqar Kaiser said that the body bore marks of torture. It appeared that he was killed somewhere else and late the body was thrown into the sea.

The body was shifted to the Civil Hospital Karachi for autopsy.

Published in Dawn, September 25th, 2017

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