DC Gujranwala Sohail Tipu was murdered, FIR registered

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GUJRANWALA: Gujranwala's Deputy Commissioner (DC) Sohail Ahmed Tipu may have been murdered and apparently it does not seem to be a case of suicide.

He was found dead at his residence Thursday morning.

“We found the body hanging from a fan when after we reached the DC house upon the commissioner’s request,” the Additional Medical Superintendent (AMS) Dr Gulzar had said earlier today.

Tipu'stied hands indicate that he may not have attempted to take his own life, Dr Gulzar stated, adding that it seemed like a rope or wire was twisted twice around the man's neck [to suffocate him].

Samples collected from the body were forwarded to the laboratory and a final verdict on the cause of death will be given after the forensic lab issues its report.

The postmortem was conducted, considering the possibilities of suicide, murder, and poisoning, said Dr Gulzar.

A case was registered under Sections 302 (premeditated murder), 324 (attempted murder) and 34 (common intention) of the Pakistan Penal Code on the complaint of the deceased's uncle Akram Tahir later in the day at the Civil Lines Police Station.

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