BAHAWALPUR: A security guard of a private company allegedly shot himself dead here on Thursday.

Cantonment police and Rescue 1122 personnel said Muhammad Ramzan was employed as guard by a private company near DC Chowk. He was on duty at a place where he committed suicide with a rifle shot.

His colleagues informed the emergency service rescuers who helped break the door of the washroom where Ramzan’s dead body was found in a pool of blood. The police officials took the dead body into custody and sent it for postmortem examination to the Bahawal Victoria Hospital.

Police said investigation led them to believe that the deceased, father of a girl, was under stress due to financial worries.

ARRESTS: The district administration claims to have arrested 89 shopkeepers for profiteering.

Deputy Commissioner Zahid Parvaiz Wariach at a meeting of the price magistrates here on Thursday said 22 shops were sealed for overcharging by their owners during the current month. He said 31 FIRs were lodged and fine was imposed on violators.

Published in Dawn, November 25th, 2022

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