A senior official of the State Life Insurance Corporation of Pakistan (SLIC) allegedly jumped to his death from the 11th floor of a multi-storey building on Karachi’s I.I. Chundrigar Road on Wednesday, according to police and sources.
According to the details, 55-year-old Zafar Iqbal, who was serving as the deputy manager administration at State Life Insurance Building No. 2 opposite Habib Bank Plaza on I.I. Chundrigar Road was facing an inquiry over some “personal activities”.
Although the deceased’s family claimed that the incident was a murder, eyewitnesses report seeing the father of four jumping out of his own free will.
Further, a guard deployed at the SLIC office tried to persuade Iqbal to refrain from ending his life but the latter did not heed him.
The deceased body was shifted to the Dr Ruth Pfau Civil Hospital Karachi for autopsy. An investigation will be opened into the matter to ascertain the causes behind the death once the police obtain an autopsy report.