LAHORE - A 30-year-old woman was found dead at a brothel in Kot Lakhpat, police said on Wednesday. Police have detained two pimps including a woman, who, they believe, were running the brothel. They are being grilled in connection with the killing.

Police investigators say the woman was lying dead in the bedroom as they reached the spot. The body was shifted to the morgue for autopsy.

One of the pimps told the police that a man visited the brothel, spent sometime with the woman, and later left the brothel located in Madina Town in the limits of Kot Lakhpat police. According to the pimp, the man was friend of the woman. Investigators believe the woman died after consuming some poisonous stuff since there were torture marks on the body parts. The police have registered a criminal case and are investigating.

Separately, a 50-year-old factory worker succumbed burns, police said.  Muhammad Akhtar was working at a steel mill in the Misri Shah area when fire broke out inside the factory three days ago. Four labourers sustained serious burns and were rushed to hospital, where Akhtar succumbed to wounds on Wednesday. The police are investigating.