KARACHI: A young business graduate died when he mysteriously fell from a multi-storey building in Defence Housing Authority’s Phase 8 near Do Darya on early Sunday morning, police said.

A senior police officer, who wished not to be named, identified the victim as Adil Masood Khan, 26. He said he was a graduate of the Institute of Business Administration.

He said seven friends had gathered in an apartment for a party on Saturday night to ‘enjoy good weather’. They tended to have get-togethers on a weekly or monthly basis at different places, he added.

At around 5am, two of the friends went to the balcony of a room to whether it was raining when Adil slipped, fell on the ground and died, he said, adding that as per initial probe, it was an ‘accident’.

However, the police were investigating the matter to ascertain exact circumstances leading to his death.

The police said that the owner of the flat lived in Canada and her son had reportedly rented one of the rooms to his class fellow for Rs25,000 a month.

‘Ringleader held for looting citizens at ATMs’

Police on Sunday claimed to have arrested the ringleader of a gang allegedly involved in looting citizens at ATMs after they drew cash in DHA.

They identified the suspect as Mohammed Waqas and claimed to have recovered snatched Rs200,000 from him.

During an initial probe, the held suspect revealed that his gang had been looting people drawing cash in DHA for the past three years and they were involved in several such crimes.

There were five FIRs lodged against the suspect at different police stations of South district, the police spokesperson said.

Published in Dawn, August 1st, 2022

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