LAHORE: A retired female professor of Punjab University belonging to Ahmadi community was found dead at her residence in Lahore on Tuesday, Dawn reported.
The husband of the deceased professor had died earlier, while her only daughter lived in Karachi. Retired professor Tahira used to live alone in her house in Punjab University Housing Colony.
The spokesperson for the Jamaat-i-Ahmadiya, Saleemuddin, while talking to Dawn, confirmed that the deceased was a member of the Ahmadi community.
According to details given by Iqbal Town SP Rana Omer Farooq, the daughter had been calling her mother repeatedly since last night but there was no response, following which she informed the university administration.
When the officials managed to enter the house by breaking its door on Tuesday morning, they found the body of the retired professor lying in a pool of blood.
There was no sign of a break-in or a robbery and the police were called in immediately.
Upon receiving the information, concerned police reached the spot and took the body into custody.
Police said that unidentified assailants allegedly barged into the house of retired professor Tahira in Punjab University Housing Colony and killed her, reportedly with a paper cutter.
After the incident, the attackers managed to flee from the scene, police added.
Later, the police shifted the body to hospital for medico-legal formalities and started investigation.