LAHORE: A 45-year-old furniture trader was stabbed to death by unidentified persons under mysterious circumstances at his factory warehouse in Factory Area police limits on Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Abdul Razzaq, a resident of China Scheme Bogiwal Baghbanpura area, who was involved in business of furniture at Fortress Stadium for a last few years.
Sharafat, deceased’s brother, said Razzaq went to visit his factory furniture warehouse situated at Rahmat Chowk, street no.6 at around 12 am and did not return home. He said that family members attempted several times to make a contact through phone, but his number was switched off. Sharafat told police that as he reached factory warehouse he found the naked body of his brother with his organs slit. According to him, their family had no enmity with any one and he was clueless about the killer.
When informed, police reached the spot and collected evidence at the crime scene and shifted the body to city mortuary for autopsy. Police said a factory worker namely Umar at the time of incident had left the factory, but the police could not ascertain the actual cause behind killing till filing of this report.
Police investigator said that they had started the investigation from different perspectives including enmity, resistance on dacoity bid, monetary or property issue, sexual relation and others. Police registered a case of murder against unknown persons on complaint of deceased’s brother. They said that the culprits involved in this crime would be arrested after thorough investigation and postmortem report.
Meanwhile, a 38-year-old man was found dead within the limits of Chung police area. His identity could not be ascertained as yet.
Police said that some passers-by spotted the body lying near Multan Road and informed the police about it. They said the cause of death would be determined after postmortem report.
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