GUJRANWALA: Widow of the deceased deputy commissioner has been allowed to stay at the official residence on payment of a nominal rent till Nov 27, 2038, reports a local media outlet.
This was mentioned in a notification issued by the Punjab government on Tuesday. The Punjab government had allotted an official residence in GOR Lahore to deceased deputy commissioner Sohail Ahmad Tipu.
After his death, however, the wife had appealed to the Punjab government to let her stay in the official residence.
The government accepted her plea and allowed her to stay there.
According to a press release by Multan Regional Police Officer Adrees Ahmed no evidence suggests that Gujranwala deputy commissioner (DC) Sohail Ahmed Tipu was murdered.
The investigation team inspected the DC House and bedroom, where Tipu was found hanged on March 22. The team grilled the DC House employees, examined a CCTV footage and data on his computer, laptop and mobile phones. They also recorded a statement of the parents of Tipu who were staying with him.
The postmortem report and forensic lab agency report also found no evidence of murder.
According to reports, a night before Tipu was found, he had spoken to his mother. Later in the day, his office staffers had requested her to check why he wasn’t picking their calls. Tipu’s mother went to check on him in his room to find him hanging from a ceiling fan.
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 at the Civil Lines Police Station soon after the incident was reported.
Tipu was appointed as deputy commissioner in Gujranwala on December 11, 2017. He has three daughters and one son, who reside in Lahore.