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Bodies of man, woman recovered from hotel room in Bahawalpur

Bodies of man, woman recovered from hotel room in Bahawalpur

Police on Monday recovered bodies of a man and woman, who had allegedly been shot dead, from a hotel room in Bahawalpur, DawnNews reported.

The victims, identified as Mohammad Owais and Anoosha — both in their early 20s — had checked into Shine Star hotel in Bahawalpur at 10.30am, police said.

The hotel's manager informed the police that the couple had claimed to be husband and wife and told him that they had a doctor's appointment in the evening and hence needed a room to stay till then.

The manager said that at around 1.30 in the afternoon they heard two gunshots from the room. When the hotel staff rushed to the room and tried to open the door, they found that it was locked from the inside.

The staff then broke the door open and found both Owais and Anoosha lying dead. The pistol and bullet casings were also found at the scene after which the manager called the police.

Police have registered a case in Saddar police station in Bahawalpur and started an investigation. The forensic department collected evidence from the crime scene following which the bodies were sent for autopsy.

Acting District Police Officer Rab Nawaz is heading the investigation.

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