Woman found dead was strangled
March 4, 2004
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Fazia Insanally died of strangulation but doctors are still unable to say what caused the death of her 11-year-old daughter, Alliah.
The decomposed bodies of the woman and her daughter were discovered on Sunday at their Public Road Kitty home, four days after the young girl was last seen alive at her school. Autopsies were done yesterday on the two.
The woman's body was found in a bedroom at the rear of the apartment lying underneath her bed, face down. In the next room the child was still dressed in her school tunic and shoes, lying on her bed. There was a pillow over her face.
There was no sign of a forced entry into the apartment, which was locked from the inside. There were signs to suggest that the house was ransacked and several items were missing, including a television set, propane gas cylinders and a CD player. But neighbours said they did not see or hear anything suspicious.
While the mysterious circumstances of the discovery had suggested a possible murder-suicide, the findings of the examination which was performed on Insanally do not support this theory. Her daughter's post-mortem meanwhile proved inconclusive.