ISLAMABAD: The Grand Trunk (GT) Road was blocked on Tuesday by people who were protesting the mysterious death of an elderly man in the remits of Sihala police station.
Police said that in a possession dispute between Faisal Irshad and Fida Hussain over a plaza in Rawat, a civil judge had awarded possession of the building to Hussain.
Subsequently, the court directed the bailiff to implement the court’s orders.
On Monday the bailiff handed over possession of the building to Hussain. But during the operation, a 65-year-old relative of Irshad, Mazhar Hussain, mysteriously passed away during the operation.
Mazhar’s family members claimed that the sexagenarian man had died because he could not bear the shock of losing his possession and they started protesting on the highway between the twin cities.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 3rd, 2019.