MANSEHRA: A prisoner in the District Jail Mansehra on Friday committed suicide by hanging himself due to the fear of torture.

Sources said Abudl Malik was imprisoned in Barrack No. 5 in Mansehra Jail. On Friday he went to the wash room of the jail and hanged himself with azar bund of his dress.

According to sources, Abdul Malik was a resident of Saran Valley, Bikki and was accused in Jabba robbery case. The sources said the Garhi Habibullah Police had filed a robbery case against him and had also allegedly tortured him. The sources said the accused was to be shifted to another police station in another case. The accused was fearful of more torture due to which he committed suicide in the prison.

The sources revealed that Abdul Malik committed suicide in the morning, while the dead body kept hanging till the afternoon due to legal considerations. The body was removed from the washroom only after arrival of the legal team in the afternoon. After completion of the legal procedure, the body was handed over to his family.

 

Man shot dead

A man was killed and another was injured in a firing incident in Khyber tribal district on Saturday.

Local sources said unidentified armed men on a motorcycle opened fire near Malik Taj Pump in Takhta Beg area of Jamrud tehsil. A local resident Taj Hassan lost his life in the incident, while another person was injured. The assailants escaped after committing the murder.

The cause of the firing incident could not be ascertained.

In Bajaur, one person was injured in a firing incident in Yousafabad area of Khar. A man travelling in a car opened fire on Abdul Samad, who was riding a motorcycle, and injured him critically. He was shifted to District Headquarters Hospital Khar.

Meanwhile, robbers snatched Rs5 million from traders on Dalazak Road in Shabqadar, Charsadda, on Friday.

Sources said robbers stopped the vehicle of traders and snatched the money from them on gunpoint. The traders who were robbed belong to Mohmand tribal district. They were travelling to Peshawar from Shabqadar route when they were robbed. The robbers escaped on their motorcycles after committing the crime.

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