KARACHI Two bullet riddled bodies of women, said to be friends-cum-business partners, were recovered here from a flat in Bath Island in the city on Friday. The bodies of the women were found from flat No 406 Mehmoodabad House Apartments located in Bath Island within the limits of Boat Basin Police. The police, after being informed by the neighbours, shifted the bodies to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) for legal formalities where doctors kept preserve their autopsy reports. The deceased women were identified as 45-year-old Rehana, wife of Ejaz and Zulekha, 48, wife of Abdul Rasheed. Both women were divorced and resided here in a rental flat since three-and-a-half months. The deceased women were belong to the Memon community and their husbands and children are residing in Kharadar and Zulekhas in Garden West. The police have registered a case No 313/10 under Sections 302/34 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) against unidentified persons on complaint of Rehanas ex-husband and initiated further investigation to probe the case. Both women were lying in pool of blood with their hands tied with a bed. The culprits have shot them on foreheads while no mark of torture was visible on their bodies. Residents of the area told that a man having different names like Bilal, Asghar and Ahmed, aged about 30 to 35 years was also residing with the women in the said flat. They also alleged that they used to run a beauty parlour in the apartment while called the house as den of prostitution because numbers of girls were usually seen visiting the house mostly in wee hours. The watchman of the apartment said that he caught a man Ali Asghar and handing him over to the police when he was trying to flee before an half an hour of the incident and when police reached the house found the bodies lying dead. On the other hand, Asghar denied his involvement in the dual murder while said that he was going to give the rent of the house when the incident took place. Investigators also suspected that the women were running a prostitution den. Station Investigation Officer (SIO) Inspector Mobin Khan said that the involvement of deceased in the said business was evident as they found tangible evidence from the house including several snaps of girls and boys in compromising situations