GUJRANWALA: Fearing arrest, an alleged dacoit in Gujranwala on Saturday committed suicide, ARY News reported.
As per details, dacoit identified as Qasim went climbing the roof of the house during a police raid in the Ferozewala area of Punjab, yesterday.
The police party and the neighbours tried their best to assure the dacoit to come down and surrender himself to the police but failed.
Later, the dacoit shot himself with a pistol and ended his life. The body has been moved to a nearby hospital for autopsy.
In a similar incident earlier this month, a man in the central Punjab town has allegedly set alight his wife while she was inside his car after an altercation.
The wife, who could not timely get out of the burning car, sustained burn injuries and had been shifted to the hospital.
A police official had confirmed the man fled the scene after the incident and the victim woman had been shifted to the hospital.