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Postmortem proves girl strangled

ATTOCK: A postmortem carried out on the exhumed body of a girl Thursday revealed that she was strangled, doctors said.

A medical board and the Hazro police removed the body of Khalida Bibi who was killed Sunday night. Judicial magistrate Saleem Iqbal supervised the exhumation at a graveyard in Bahadur village.

The medico legal board conducted the autopsy amid tight security, as a large number of locals and journalists gathered around the scene. The body was buried again after the process was completed.Dr Gulshan Ejaz told reporters that according to preliminary findings, 17-year-old Khalida was strangled as wounds and deep bruises were found on her neck. There was also severe swelling on her face, which showed the teenage was murdered.

The detailed report was expected to be issued in few days for submission to the court of law.

Khalida was strangled allegedly by three of her family members, including parents, on Sunday night in the name of honour. The accused buried the deceased at the local graveyard next morning.
Source: Dawn
Date:10/30/2009