A 15-year-old girl who was witness to her mother’s murder, was allegedly killed in Karachi, and her body was dumped into the water tank of her house.

According to the reports provided, the victim has been identified as Raheema, who lived with two of her sisters in Maripur area of Karachi’s Keamari Town. The sisters had been living with their father after their mother had been murdered a year back.

When Raheema’s sisters reached home on Monday, they found the house to be locked from outside. They called out but no one answered. Eventually, they entered the house after breaking the lock and found out that Raheema was not inside. They searched the entire house and eventually found her body in the water tank of the house.

The police was immediately called to the scene and they scoured the place looking for clues and took the body for an autopsy. The police said that Raheema’s hands had been tied and her face was covered with cloth. The body bore no marks of any torture but the exact cause of death will only be ascertained after the post-mortem report.

According to officials, Raheema’s mother was murdered in the city’s Saeedabad area last year, and she was the only witness to it.

The case pertaining to her mother’s murder is sub-judice, while the four accused in it were recently released on bail, they said. Raheema had also testified in the case.

The law enforcers suspect that Raheema’s murder may have been connected to her mother’s slaying, however, added that final investigations into the case would help ascertain the facts.