A 14-YEAR-OLD girl who was tragically killed in a double murder has been laid to rest.

According to the media in Pakistan, Vian Mangrio was buried in the Tando Jahania graveyard in Hyderabad alongside her mother Dr Saman Mir Sacharvi, 49, who had been laid to rest the day before.

The bodies of Dr Saman and Vian 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.

Earlier this month several bunches of flowers alongside tributes and a balloon were left outside their home, with one tribute, addressed to Vian, reading: “You didn’t deserve this. You will always be in my heart. You are gone too soon, and I can’t believe you’re gone. Everyone is thinking about you, we will never forget you.

“Thank you for everything you have done for me.”

Another unsigned message said: “May some good love come out of this horrendous crime. May people learn tolerance.

“My thoughts and prayers are with you both.

“Stupid, stupid. So sad, bad, wrong.”

Tributes were also been paid to Dr Sacharvi, who was a junior doctor with Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust’s specialist perinatal community mental health team since February.

She most recently worked at the trust’s Daisyfield site in Blackburn.

Paying tribute to her, perinatal lead consultant Gill Strachan said: “Dr Sacharvi fitted in well with the team.

“She was approachable, diligent and had formed good working relationships with the team.

“She was empathic and well-liked by the women and families that she worked with.

“Her colleagues described her as very kind, brilliant and a joy to work with.

“During lockdown when Covid-19 restrictions were in place, she went out of her way to support the care of women, personally delivering prescriptions to women isolating at home.