KARACHI: A young jobless man committed suicide after jumping off the third floor of a famous shopping mall in Federal B. Area on Tuesday. Police said that the deceased, identified as 28-year-old Zuhair-ul-Hassan Abidi, was a resident of Incholi in F. B. Area’s Block 20.

“He visited the mall alone in the second half of the day,” said DSP Naeem Khan, the sub-divisional police officer (SDPO) of the Federal B. Industrial Area police station. “CCTV footage showed him roaming in the mall and after a few minutes he was spotted on the third floor from where he jumped.”

He said the man hit the ground floor at a huge lounge in the centre of the mall and suffered serious injuries. He lost too much blood and died before he was rushed to a hospital, he added.

The DSP said that his family was finally traced and they told the police that Abidi was mentally disturbed due to unemployment. The body was later handed over to the family for burial.

Published in Dawn, December 1st, 2021

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