LAHORE - A 45-year-old journalist yesterday was discovered dead under mysterious circumstances from a house in Baghbanpura. Mazhar Hussain Joiya, sub-editor at a local Urdu newspaper, was lying dead in the bedroom as the police reached the spot. A housemaid witnessed the body yesterday morning and alerted the police.

Relatives of the journalist told the police investigators that Joiya was living alone at the house since he had divorced his wife. The couple was issueless. Police handed over the body to the family after the autopsy. The body was taken to his native town. The police are investigating.