RAWALPINDI: A senior government official committed suicide by shooting himself on Tuesday at his home in Bahria Town Phase VIII, within the Rawat police limits.
SP Saddar Ziaul Haq told Dawn the guy was motivated to take his life by some domestic problems.
He said the prisoners’ circumstantial evidence and comments suggested that it was a suicide case, but the victim made no records until he killed himself.
“For the past few days, he has been in distress,” the SP said while citing the members of the family.
The police said that in the morning, the man woke up and then killed himself in his apartment. After the postmortem, the body of the deceased was turned over to his relatives.
Meanwhile, in the confines of Sadar Bairooni police, burglars broke into a jewellery store in Dhamial and fled with a locker holding a huge amount of gold ornaments.
In his report to the police when he came to open his store, Rana Gulzar, Diamond Jeweller’s owner, said that he found the locks open and a locker containing 35 tolas of gold jewels and 30 tolas of silver looted by robbers.
A police unit, headed by ASP Saddar, and accompanied by forensic experts, reached the scene shortly after the incident and gathered evidence.