BAHAWALPUR: Police on Sunday recovered the dead body of a man in Saddar. Officials said the body had been found hanging from a tree in a cemetery. The deceased, Maqsood Ahmed, a resident of Chak 104, used to practice rituals in a cemetery. The body was sent to a hospital for autopsy. Ahmed had been working as a security guard at a local market for a few months. The family of the deceased refused to have an autopsy conducted on the body and termed the death as suicide. Separately, a man committed suicide on Sunday after swallowing a stone. Maqbool Ahmad, a resident of Tibbi Ghaffar Baksh, was taken to Bahawal Victory Hospital in a critical condition where he died. A police team arrived at the hospital and started investigations.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 4th,2014.