LAHIORE - A painter tortured a mother of three to death at her house in Hanjarwal and fled.

Police said on Thursday that Hina Bibi was present alone at her house located near Barkat Chowk in Murghzar Colony when Awais alias Neela attacked and killed her.

Mansoor told the police that his wife Hina Bibi had exchanged harsh words with the painter and asked him to repaint the walls. The husband was at work and the children were at school when the killing took place, police said.

A police investigator said that they were investigating the murder keeping in view different aspects of the happening.

The 35-year-old woman was lying dead with severe head injuries inside the drawing room when her children came back home from school. Locals rushed to the house as the kids made hue and cry.

They body was moved to the morgue for autopsy. The police have registered a murder case against the killer on the complaint husband of the deceased and are investigating.