Police arrest two men on suspicion of rape and murder of doctor and her 14-year-old daughter who were found dead in their fire-damaged Lancashire home

Police have arrested two men on suspicion of rape and murder after a ‘well loved’ doctor was found dead next to the body of her badly burned daughter.

Dr Saman Mir Sacharvi, 49, and her teenage daughter Vian Mangrio, 14, were found at the home they lived in together in Burnley, Lancashire, at 8.45am on Thursday.

Lancashire Constabulary received a report of concern for the mother and child’s safety and also discovered evidence of fire and smoke inside the house.

Police yesterday revealed Dr Sacharvi had suffered an assault and died from ‘pressure to the neck’, while her daughter’s corpse was found badly burned.

Police said on Sunday night two men have been arrested on suspicion of murder, rape and arson with intent to endanger life

As investigators probe the suspected double murder scores of emotional tributes have poured in for Dr Sacharvi, who worked for Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust.

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