Chinese engineer found dead in embassy, shifted to PIMS

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Chinese engineer found dead in embassy, shifted to PIMS

ISLAMABAD - The body of a Chinese Engineer who had been dead for 12 days was on Monday shifted from the Chinese embassy in Islamabad to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, according to PIMS and police officials.

Senior Superintendent Police (SSP) Islamabad Najeeb-ur-Rehman Bugvi said the body of the Chinese engineer identified as Yan Peng, 35, had been transported to the hospital by an embassy official, who had said it was found inside the embassy.

The Chinese engineer was residing inside the embassy’s premises and worked for a Chinese company which was closed for renovation.

The SSP added that there were no visible marks of torture on the body.

According to a police complaint filed by Chinese Counsellor Shez Zicheng, Peng worked at the mission as a construction engineer. He was given a room at the embassy where he was currently residing as he was not involved in any construction work currently.

Security officials elaborated that the engineer’s room was not checked earlier and officials from the embassy checked it after noticing a foul smell. Investigators said the Chinese national appears to have died of natural causes as he suffered from blood pressure related problems.

Pims Spokesperson Dr Waseem Khawaja said that Pims administration had informed the Islamabad deputy commissioner and the Chinese embassy about the body being brought to the hospital, and would conduct a postmortem examination on the body after it received permission from the Chinese embassy.

In February, in a shocking incident of target killing a Chinese national, working at a non-CPEC related private shipping firm in Karachi, was shot dead in broad daylight in the city’s upscale neighbourhood.