A DOCTOR who was killed alongside her 14-year-old daughter has been laid to rest in her home country.

The bodies of Dr Saman Mir Sacharvi and her 14-year-old daughter Vian Mangrio were discovered on October 1 in their Colne Road, Reedley, home.

A police investigation has revealed that the pair had been attacked and assaulted before a fire was set inside the property. 

A post mortem examination showed Dr Sacharvi died as a result of compression to the neck, but a cause of death for Vian has not been established.

Shabaz Khan, 51, of Ribble Avenue, Burnley, has been charged with two offences of murder and a further offence of arson being reckless as to whether life is endangered. He is due to stand trial next June.

Pakistani news outlets have now reported that Dr Sacharvi’s body was flown to Pakistan yesterday. 

Urdo Point wrote that Dr Taha Hussain, Dr Sacharvi’s brother, had confirmed his sister had been buried in Tando Jahania, a district of Hyderabad, a city in the Sindh province of Pakistan.

Lancashire Police have confirmed that both Dr Sacharvi and Vian's bodies have been released to family.