A rickshaw driver who set himself on fire to protest police demands for bribes, died of severe burns in Karachi on Monday.
Rickshaw driver Muhammad Khalid, a resident of Model Colony, had set himself on fire after dousing with petrol near the city police office in Karachi’s Saddar area on Saturday, saying he was “fed up” with the daily challan and alleged “extortion” by the traffic police.
The poor rickshaw driver blamed that he was victimized several times by traffic police.
Sindh Police Inspector General Dr Syed Kaleem Imam had taken notice of the incident and ordered the DIG traffic to conduct an inquiry into the matter and submit a report to him.
Karachi police Chief Dr Amir Shaikh had suspended the traffic police official and visited the rickshaw driver at the hospital.