Police said the constable, identified as Taslim Anjum, committed suicide by shooting himself with his rifle. Police investigators claimed that they recovered a suicide note from his pocket.
“I’m innocent. Death is better than this life. The allegations levelled on me are false,” Taslim from Faisalabad wrote in the note without mentioning the blames he had been facing.
Police said they were yet to find the motives behind the suicide. “Since the suicide note was too short to be understood, we cann’t point out the reason,” Muhammad Latif, a duty officer at the Racecourse police station said. Taslim had been inducted in the Punjab Constabulary six month ago after his retirement from the Pakistan Army.
The police notified the deceased’s family in their native town and moved the body to morgue. Sources claimed that the deceased had arrived back on the duty on early Wednesday after attending the wedding ceremony of his daughter.
Accidents: A 55-year-old man was crushed to death while eight passengers wounded seriously in two road accidents in different parts of the city, police said.
The man, later identified as Muhammad Umar, was crossing the road near the Karim Market in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal police area when rashly-driven car hit him from the rear side. The man sustained serious injuries and died on the spot while the driver along with the car managed to escape from the crime scene. The police are investigating.
In another accident, eight people were wounded, two of them seriously, when a passenger wagon smashed into a roadside electric pole at the Raiwind Road on Wednesday.
Eyewitnesses told the police that the driver, also among the wounded, lost his control over the vehicle because of over speeding when it hit the roadside electric pole in front of Sheikh Zayed Palace at the Raiwind Road. The injured were rushed to the Jinnah Hospital, where the condition of two of them was reported to be serious. Three women and two children including Shahnaz Bibi, 60, Marry, 27, Sardaran, 60, Anam, 16, and nine-year-old boy Ali Hamza are also among the injured persons.
Reshuffle: Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Khan Baig on Wednesday transferred SSP (CTD) Punjab Sultan Ahmad Chaudhry. He has been appointed as AIG (Finance) at the Central Police Office, said the notification issued in this regard on Wednesday.