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Father and daughters found dead in Dubai

Man found drowned in pool and bodies of two girls recovered from Dubai villa compound

Gulf News

Dubai: Two minor girls and their father were found dead under mysterious circumstances at their villa in Dubai, police have confirmed.

A Pakistani mother found the bodies of her two daughters when she returned home later at night after attending the Indian film star Shah Rukh Khan’s music show Access All Areas at the Dubai Cricket Stadium, Gulf News has learnt.

Her husband’s body was found in a swimming pool early on Monday after an extensive police search in the area.

A senior police official told Gulf News that they found the bodies of the girls – ages seven and eight — in the compound of the house. The Pakistani family lives in a villa in an upscale community behind Global Village in Dubai.

The mother was  admitted to a local hospital following the discovery of the bodies.

Details of the incident are still sketchy and the police are investigating the case.  Unconfirmed reports suggest that the girls were either poisoned or suffocated.

Police have sent the bodies to a mortuary and an autopsy will be performed soon. Police sources said the father died after the daughters. Police suspect that the father might have killed his daughters before committing suicide.

Gulf News learnt that the father, identified as Khurram Iqbal, who was Director of Operations for a multinational company in Dubai, was home with his brother-in-law (his wife’s brother) on Sunday night watching a football game and his wife had gone out to watch the musical show.


Bassma Al Jandaly is the Community and Crime Correspondent for Gulf News, while Ashfaq Ahmed is the UAE Deputy Editor