Pakistani soldier jumps off a bridge to commit suicide in Peshawar

08:06 PM | 16 Sep, 2017
Pakistani soldier jumps off a bridge to commit suicide in Peshawar
PESHAWAR - A soldier of Pakistan Army who committed suicide earlier this week has been identified by Peshawar police.

Ziaur Rehman, 30, a resident of Chitral, had killed himself by jumping off the Arbab Khalil flyover on Wednesday morning.

Police officials told the local media that the man was found with just a CNIC in his pocket but investigations later revealed that he was from Pakistan Army’s Kashmir regiment, belonging to platoon FC 37.

The deceased had reportedly spent a five-day leave at home in Chitral and was on his way back to Kashmir via Peshawar as per his routine.

The motive behind the suicide is yet unclear.

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This year in July, Pakistan Air Force Group Captain Rizwan Ateeq was found dead hanging from a window grille in a room at the PAF headquarters. According to PAF officials, the officer had apparently committed suicide by wrapping one end of a sheet around his neck and the other around the grille.