LAHORE: A 30-year-old relative of former Punjab IG committed suicide as he hanged himself with a rope due to failure in business in Model Town, while another man was killed in a separate incident on Saturday.
In the first incident, the deceased was identified as Muhammad Ahmad, a relative of former Punjab IG Major (r) Ziaul Hassan. The police investigator said that the victim lived with his brother-in-law, Arfan. He added that the victim was a car dealer and was running business for the past few years.
The victim’s sister and brother-in-law told the police that Ahmad was mentally disturbed due to failure in his business. On the day of the incident, the victim locked himself in a room and hanged himself with a ceiling fan. Upon being informed, the family members broke the door and immediately took him to a nearby hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead. Police handed over the body to his heirs after legal formalities.
In the second incident, a 35-year-old man was gunned down by his tenant over a property dispute in the limits of Kot Lakhpat Police Station. The deceased was identified as Qaser Iqbal, a resident of Green Colony, Kot Lakhpat. The investigation officer said that the deceased had rented out the upper portion of his house to Amir Jaffer a few months ago.
He added that the landlord insisted on increasing the house rent several times, but the tenant did not agree. On the issue, the landlord told his tenant to vacate the house, which created panic amongst them. On the day of incident, both quarrelled over the same issue and exchanged some harsh words. The accused got infuriated and fired shots at Iqbal, wounding him badly.
The accused managed to escape from the scene along with his family. The injured was taken to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.
The police have registered a case of murder against the accused on the complaint of deceased’s father, Zafar Iqbal. The body was sent to the city morgue for an autopsy.
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