ATM robber viral dies in police custody


Our Correspondent

Rahim Yar Khan

A man from Gujranwala, whose video of robbing an ATM went viral owing to his antics, died early on Sunday while in police custody.
The man identified as Salahuddin Ayubi of Gujranwala’s Kamonkay district was arrested on Friday. According to the district police officer’s spokesperson Zeeshan Randhawa, Ayubi was behaving like a “mad man” in lockup when he suddenly became unwell. He said that the man was unconscious when he was shifted to the emergency ward of Sheikh Zayed Medical College Hospital where doctors confirmed his death.
As per Randhawa, Ayubi was dead when he was brought to the hospital. According to the focal person for the hospital Dr Burhan Mustafa, the director of the emergency ward could not comment on the condition in which he was brought to the hospital.
The DPO’s spokesperson said that the reason for Ayubi’s death would be ascertained after a post-mortem report is issued. Additionally, he said that DPO Umar Farooq Salamat had constituted an inquiry team.