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South Korean national found murdered in Karachi

Decapitated body of Cheng Devon was found at his home. (Source: Online)

KARACHI: A South Korean national living alone in Karachi’s Mehmoodabad neighbourhood was found murdered on Sunday, according to rescue services.

According to a spokesperson for the Edhi Foundation, the body of the man, who was identified as Cheng Devon, was found in an apartment in Sector-7 of Kashmir Colony in Mehmoodabad. He was in his early 70s. The body was shifted to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre to fulfil legal formalities.

JPMC Additional Police Surgeon Dr Summaiya Syed said the man had been stabbed to death as there were deep wounds on his neck caused by a knife.  The victim originally hailed from the Republic of Korea. The motive of the murder could not be ascertained immediately.

Meanwhile, the police have claimed that Devon was living in the area for the last several months and contrary to the law had not registered himself with the local police station.

People in the area have told police that Devon was an introvert and would not socialize with locals in the neighbourhood.