The body of the woman, identified as Farheen, 21, belonged to Azad kashmir Palandri was found in a room on the sixth storey of a hotel in Saddar area, SSP South Saqib Ismail said.

She was allegedly strangled and efforts had been made to make the incident appear as a ‘suicide’, police said, adding that they were looking into the incident for both the possibilities: murder or suicide.

According to police, the deceased had married a Pakistani-origin American man, named Shaheer, some two months ago after having fallen in love with him. The two had had a court marriage and had

been living in the hotel for the past month. The woman’s family, which resides in Karachi’s Gulshan-e-Iqbal area, said Farheen had left home after eloping two months ago.

The body of the deceased was shifted to a hospital for medico-legal formalities.

The deceased woman’s husband had fled to Dubai hours before the body was discovered, police said.

According to the deceased’s mother, her daughter has been killed by her husband, adding that the husband also used to beat up her daughter.

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