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Algerian envoy’s son found dead

October 16, 2003

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ABBOTTABAD, Oct 15: Shepherd Jelly Ameen, son of Algerian ambassador to Islamabad, was found dead in a local hotel on Wednesday, police said.

Mr Ameen arrived at Comfort Inn on Tuesday. When he did not wake up till 10am on Wednesday, the hotel management called the police, according to the hotel staff.

The police came and the room door was opened. The body of Mr Ameen was found lying on the floor with two bottles of petrol besides him.

His father, Essa Shepherd, the ambassador, was informed in Islamabad. Mr Shepherd reached the hospital at 3pm and identified the body.

The body was then shifted to a local hospital for autopsy. Later, the police handed it over to Mr Shepherd. The police sealed the hotel room. Sources said Mr Ameen was missing from his Islamabad residence since early Tuesday and an FIR to this effect was lodged with the Margallah police.

APP adds: Police and hotel sources said Mr Ameen had committed suicide by taking petrol.