According to police, The worker named, Riaz, 60, was a resident of Gilani Colony of Uch Sharif, a sub-district of Bahawalpur, and had been a member of the PPP since the party was formed by Benazir’s father Zulfikar Ali Bhutto.
“He had been weeping in frustration for the past two days and refused to open his shop,” Riaz’s brother Sajjad said. “In the morning, his door was found locked from inside.”
Eventually, family members broke the door down and found him hanging from the ceiling fan in his room.
His brother Javed told media that when Benazir died, Riaz refused to talk to anybody for 10 to 15 days.
“He used to say that, to pay tribute to Benazir, he will do something that will make everyone remember him for all of time,” The Express Tribune quoted his brother as saying.
Riaz’s body has been taken into custody by ASI Rana Khalid Mehmood and sent to a rural health centre in Uch Sharif for an autopsy. ASI Mehmood confirmed that the man had killed himself and there was no evidence suggesting otherwise.
Another report said that some 20 to 25 workers of PPP attempted to commit self immolation at Garhi Khuda Bux this morning in protest against non-acceptance of their demands.