PESHAWAR- A lady health worker, who was kidnapped from her house in Guluzai village in the jurisdiction area of Chamkani police station Sunday night, has been found murdered.

Police said that around eight armed men entered the house of Salma Farooq, held the family hostage at gunpoint and took the woman away with them. Chamkani is a village located on the outskirts of Peshawar. Enraged family members and neighbours protested the kidnapping and blocked the Peshawar-Islamabad motorway near Chamkani for about an hour today The protesters dispersed when police assured them that they will try their best to locate Farooq. The demonstrators had given two days time to police to recover the kidnapped health worker. The family members fear that Farooq was kidnapped because of her involvement in the polio campaign and that she had no enmity with anyone. However later today the police recovered her dead body. Her body bore torture marks after which she was shot dead.