Police on Wednesday recovered a dead body they said was of a 17-year-old girl who was raped and strangled to death .

The dead body was recovered from Surjani Town, an area in the suburbs of karachi , and was shifted Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for medico-legal formalities.

The victim's family told the police she had gone to Surjani Town on Tuesday for a beautician's course but had not returned home.

An investigation was underway.