Police officer attempts self immolation outside CPO

KARACHI: A Sindh police officer committed self-immolation in front of the Central Police Office here on Monday. He has been admitted to hospital in critical condition.

45-year-old Sub-Inspector Muzaffar Chandio is posted in Sindh Police department of Telecommunication and belongs to Mirpurhhas district, SSP City Karachi Sarfraz Nawaz, told media.

According to the SSP, Muzaffar Chandio reached the Central Police Office on I.I Chandrigar Road on Monday afternoon. He wanted to go to the concerned officer for some problem but before that he had brought the petrol with him. He sprinkled and set himself on fire.

Apparently he was fed up with departmental issues.

Police and passersby at the CPO’s entrance tried to save him, but by then he was badly burned.

Edhi Foundation staff later transferred him to Burns Center at Question Hospital.

Police sub-inspector Mazhar Chandio has been admitted to the intensive care unit of the hospital.

SSP City said, police is trying to find out the reasons why he had attempted suicide.

According to police sources, Muzaffar Chandio had joined the police from Larkana in 1997. There are more than two dozen bad entries against him in his service book for allegedly violating government rules and regulations.