Aged former film editor slain
ISLAMABAD, Sept 5: The body of a former film editor, whose throat had been slit, was found in his house under mysterious circumstances here on Wednesday, the police said.
The deceased was identified as Aga Mansoor Ahmad aged 70.
Neighbours and the victim’s tenant, an assistant director in the petroleum ministry, felt strong stench coming out from the portion where the deceased lived.
They contacted the victim’s nephew and informed him about the smell and that no one had seen his uncle for the last four days.
Later, they informed the local police who arrived at the house located in street No. 1 of Sector I-9/1.
The police in the presence of the neighbours and the nephew broke into the house and found the body, which was shifted to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences for legal process.
According to the autopsy report, Mr Ahmad was subjected to torture before his murder. He suffered eight wounds on his head from a blunt weapon and the killer(s) slaughtered him.
The police said the body seemed to be three to four days old. After the post-mortem, the body was handed over to the family for burial.
Preliminary investigation suggested that the motive behind the murder was some property dispute, the police said.
Mr Ahmad used to live in the house of his sister, Kishwar Sultana, as he was unmarried. However, he was all alone for the last three months as his sister went aboard.
In another incident, two motorcyclists were killed after being hit by a speeding vehicle near Faizabad Flyover.
The police said Robin Masih and Asif Masih, close relatives and residents of sector G-7, suffered multiple injuries when a car hit them while they were moving towards Rawalpindi.
The injured were taken to the hospital where doctors pronounced them dead.
Meanwhile, a labourer working in the flooded basement of a house in Sector E-11 was electrocuted when the electric motor being used to pump out the water short-circuited. The deceased was identified as Shahbaz, 26.