LAHORE – A young woman was found dead under mysterious circumstances from Federal Lodges, famous as ‘Chamba House’, in Racecourse Area on Saturday night.

Samia Chaudhry, 35, was found dead by a waiter who immediately alerted the administration and local police. “She was staying at the lodges with the reference of MNA Chaudhry Muhammad Ashraf from Sahiwal (NA-161),” police sources said.

Husband of the victim, a resident of Sahiwal, says Samia had gone to Shorkot Cantt along with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party workers on November 20 and came back to Lahore on 22. “She talked to me last time on Nov 24. And on Saturday, I was informed about her death,” Asif Mehmood mentioned in his application to police.

Police have registered a case on the complaint of deceased’s husband. The body was moved to a morgue for autopsy and investigation was in process. The death’s cause is yet to be ascertained.

Civil Lines SP Ali Raza said they had collected evidence from the crime scene. He ruled out the possibility of staying at the lodges without a reference from Member of National Assembly.