LAHORE - A missing girl was found dead from alongside a road near Jinnah Hospital on Tuesday, police said.

The victim was identified as eight-year-old Phool, daughter of rickshaw driver Rahmat Ali from Syedpur.

Rahmat told the police that his daughter was playing in the street when she went missing a couple of days ago. Some passersby spotted her body alongside a busy road in the Garden Town police precincts Tuesday morning. Police reached the spot and shifted the body to morgue for autopsy.

The police filed a case last night on the complaint of aggrieved father against unidentified persons but no arrest was made till filing of this report. They say they are investigation the matter

According to the complainant, unidentified men abducted his daughter from the street and fled after throwing her body on the road. The police were treating the death as homicide.

Also in Harbanspura police precincts, an unidentified body was founded and the cops called the dead a ‘drug addict’. The body was spotted on a footpath near Laal Pull. The police say they were investigating the death.