A 40-year-old unemployed man died
by jumping from the third floor at Karachi’s LuckyOne Mall, the police confirmed Tuesday.
The body was taken to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital in Paposh Nagar for medico-legal formalities.
The man succumbed to his injuries at a healthcare centre near Gulshan-e-Iqbal Block IV.
Jameel Abbasi, the SHO of the Federal B Industrial Area police station, cordoned off the site immediately. He said the police obtained CCTV footage from the mall authorities and began investigations.
Abbasi said the victim, Zuhair Asim, sustained several critical injuries when he jumped from the shopping centre’s third floor.
“He was moved to a private hospital near Karachi’s Gulshan-i-Iqbal area where he was declared dead,” he said. The officer said unemployment was the probable motive for Asim’s suicide.
The victim’s relatives came to receive the body, telling investigators that they did not wish to initiate any legal proceedings.
On the other hand, the mall issued a statement following the incident to express condolences to the grieving family.
The management said that they took the 40-year-old to the nearest hospital and immediately informed the police.
“Neither Lucky One Mall nor its tenants or staff were involved in or responsible for his actions,” the statement read.
“This incident tells us all to realise how fragile human life is. We offer deepest and sincere condolences to the victim’s family on their sad loss.”
Several people expressed shock after videos of the victim started doing rounds on social media.
A Twitter user said it was becoming increasingly challenging for the middle and lower-middle-class to survive financially.
“So painful to witness people ending their life due to surging inflation and joblessness,” another Twitter user wrote.