KARACHI - An under-trial prisoner allegedly committed suicide in Malir Court within the jurisdictions of Al Falah police station on Wednesday.

Riaz, 26, committed suicide in the bathroom of Malir Jail lock-up. Al-Falah Police Station SHO Asif Munawar said the victim was a prisoner in Landhi Jail but his case hearing was undergoing in Malir Jail. The body was shifted to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre for post-mortem and after medicolegal formalities, it was handed over to his family.

Riaz was arrested by Sacchal Police in January 2012 when he was, with his accomplices, busy looting valuable stuff from the passengers in a bus of route No A-3 in Super Highway. Some passengers grabbed him while his two accomplices managed to escape from the scene.

SHO Sacchal Azhar Iqbal said people handed over him to police and an FIR No 12/2012 under section 392/34 was registered against him.

He said Riaz was hailed from Mohmand Agency and was living in a quarter of Sohrab Goth. Police official said he was feeling guilty and committed suicide due to the same.