PESHAWAR, April 24: An M.Phil student of the University of Peshawar was found slaughtered at his hotel room in Saddar area here on Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Shaukatullah son of Naqeebullah Khan, a resident of the southern Bannu district.
A case has been registered against unknown killers under section 302 of Pakistan Penal Code at the concerned West Cantt police station.
A police official told Dawn that the deceased had rented a room at Paradise Hotel situated on the Sunehri Mosque Road.
He added that first the student acquired a single room, but later he asked the hotel management for a double room, as he was expecting a guest.
The official said that the management got concerned when Mr Shaukat did come out of his room till Saturday afternoon. Later, police was called to hotel in the evening. The locked room was forced open in presence of police officials and the student was found in a pool of blood with his throat slit.
The official said that relatives of the deceased were handed over the body on Sunday morning and added that a police party would visit the family after three days to register statements. The official was not sure about which department of the university the student was studying in.Dawn