The mysterious death of a retired army general has baffled the Islamabad police – though medics suggested it was a case of suicide.
Lt Gen (retd) Imtiaz Hussain, who belonged to the Sindh Regiment, was found dead at his bungalow in the upscale Defence Housing Authority at about 12 pm. He had a single gunshot wound to his head. “The bullet entered the left temple and exited through the opposite side,” said an officer of the Morgah police station.
Inspector Ikhlaq Ahmed, the SHO of Morgah Police, confirmed to The Express Tribune, while quoting from a statement of Gen Imtaiz’s wife, that the general committed suicide with his own pistol.
In her statement, she said that her husband was suffering from depression and on Saturday morning he shot himself in the head.
The former serviceman also sent text messages to his younger brother and brother-in-law before shooting himself.
Besides serving in the army at various posts, Lt Gen Hussain had also served as chairman of the Army Welfare Trust. He was issueless but the couple have an adopted son.
Lt Gen Hussain’s body was first shifted to the army’s general headquarters in Rawalpindi and later shifted to the District Headquarters Hospital for a post-mortem.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 27th, 2012.
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