According to a Dawn report, police recovered her body from her apartment located on the third floor of the Qasr-e-Zainab building near Karachi’s red zone. The police suspect that Khan committed suicide, claiming that she may have suffocated to death after setting her books on fire.
A senior police official said that she was living alone in the flat as her husband lives abroad.
Khan’s body was shifted to the Jinnah Post Graduate Medical Centre, where doctors confirmed that she died of asphyxiation. They found no burn or injury marks on her body.
According to a police official, one of the residents alerted a police station about smoke emanating from Khan’s flat. Police rushed to the building and found the apartment door locked from inside. They broke down the door and found her body along with some burnt books.
Tributes to Khan poured in from social media.