KARACHI: A 26-year-old banker committed suicide by shooting himself in Gulshan-i-Iqbal on Monday evening, police and hospital officials said.

They added that Mohammed Musharraf Khan ended his life inside his home in Block 13-D. The body was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre to fulfil legal formalities. JPMC official Dr Seemin Jamali said that the deceased had received a bullet wound in the head.

Gulshan-i-Iqbal SHO Ghulam Nabi Afridi said it appeared to be a suicide. He said the young man and his father, Mohammed Ashraf, lived in the home. They had gone on picnic somewhere for three days and returned home on Sunday.

The officer said the father had gone outside in the morning and when he returned home in the evening, he found his son dead lying in a pool of blood.

The deceased was a banker in the Korangi Crossing area. The police found a large number of cigarettes in his room.

The officer said the grief-stricken father told the police that his son had no friends and he also did not mingle with neighbours.

Old woman burns to death

An 85-year-old woman burnt to death near Safoora Chowrangi on Monday, rescue officials said.

They added that Khadijah Khatoon was bedridden. As she struck a match to smoke a cigarette inside her home in Chapal Sun City, Scheme-33, her bed caught fire and she died from burns, said an Edhi Foundation spokesperson.

The body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital to fulfil legal formalities.

Published in Dawn, February 18th, 2020