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Mystery surrounds girl’s brutal murder in Karachi

KARACHI: The case of a young girl who was burnt to death under mysterious circumstances in Model Colony in Malir on Wednesday could not be resolved as relatives of the victim 

15-year-old Sidra was allegedly set on fire by unknown men and succumbed to her injuries last night.

Police are investigating whether she was accidentally or deliberately set on fire, and whether she showed any sign of resistance.

However, her uncle maintains that Sidra was set of fire purposely. “She was alone at the home of my sister (Sidra’s aunt) when unknown men came and set her on fire,” he claimed.

Initial police investigations suggest that Sidra was caught and deliberately set on fire. Police also suspect family and relatives due to their contradictory and differing statements to police.

Sidra hailed from Larkana and had come to Karachi to see an education. He body has been sent to her hometown for burial purposes.



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