Islamabad : A Chinese engineer working in Pakistan was found dead in the premises of the Chinese embassy here, apparently 12 days after his death when the officials from the mission checked his room following a foul smell, media reports said on Monday.

The Chinese national identified as Yan Peng, 35, was working at the mission as a construction engineer.

He was given a room at the embassy to stay as he was not involved in any construction work currently, local media reports said, citing police. On June 3, a stench began emanating from the room. The engineer’s body was found in the room when it was opened, police said.

There were no visible marks of torture on the body, police said, adding the Chinese national had apparently died around 12 days ago.Emergency services have shifted the body to a hospital for further examination, reports PTI.

Thousands of Chinese workers are employed in Pakistan, working on a host of projects connected with the USD 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

Pakistan Army has raised a special force consisting of thousands of personnel to provide security to Chinese personnel working in Pakistan. In February, a Chinese national, working at a non-CPEC related private shipping firm in Karachi, was shot dead in broad daylight in the city.

Last year, two Chinese nationals, who were believed to be Christian missionaries, were abducted from Quetta and allegedly killed by the Islamic State terror group, which sent shock waves in China.

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