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- Monday, April 28, 2008 - From Print Edition




Due to the alleged immense pressure and threats from the loan recovery staff of a bank, a man committed suicide inside his house within the jurisdiction of the New Karachi police station.


Mohammed Tufail, 27, according to his father, Mohammed Munchi, was residing at R-93, Block-11L, New Karachi, which is where he committed suicide.


He added that his son, Tufail, got married a few years back and had one son. Due to some differences with Tufail, his wife had left him and gone to her parents’ house. A few months back, he had also gone through another setback, suffering a big financial loss in his LPG business.


Later, he applied for a loan from the Muslim Commercial Bank (MCB). Due to a delay in the payment of an instalment, the recovery staff of the MCB started visiting his house and threatening him with dire consequences. On Sunday, when Tufail was present at his house, the recovery personnel once again came calling and began to continuously pressurise his son. After a heated argument, the MCB recovery staff left.


Later, ostensibly due to the constant harassment of the recovery staff, Tufail locked himself inside his room and hanged himself from a ceiling fan.


Station House Officer, New Karachi, Pervez Gujjar, said that they were waiting for the statement of the family and, as soon as they approached the police for the registration of an FIR against the recovery staff of the MCB, they would oblige.