A man who was found injured with gunshot wounds inside a car on Hyderabad's Outer Ring Road earlier this week, succumbed to his injuries while under going treatment at a private hospital in the city on Friday.
The police, who had earlier identified the man as 32-year-old Faizal Ahmed, a resident of Lower Tank Bund area in the city, suspected that he had attempted to kill himself.
Faizal was found alone in the car, lying in a pool of blood in the driverâ€™s seat of a red Mercedes-Benz sedan, near Manchirevula, at the outskirts of the city. The traffic police who found Faizal alerted the Narsingi police, who reached the spot along with emergency response services.
The police said that Faizal had been running a US consultancy in the city and was deep in debt, after he had reportedly borrowed up to Rs 3 crore, to run his company. Investigation officials are now going through the deceased's call records to ascertain where he purchased the weapon from.
According to initial investigation, the police suspect that he had purchased the country-made pistol from Madhya Pradesh.
Speaking to The Hindu, police officers associated with the investigation said, â€śAs of now, we believe that the victim was planning to end his life for the past few weeks and on May 21, he went to Mandla to procure the weapon. His in-laws also hail from Madhya Pradesh.â€ť
The car that Faizal was found in, was also reported to be a rented one.
Earlier this year in February, in another incident on the Outer Ring Road, a man was burnt alive after the car he was driving caught fire near Sultanpur village in Sangareddy district's Ameenpur mandal. The man was unable to open the door and died while trapped inside the car. Although eyewitnesses from the service road ran towards the car to help, they were unable to save him.
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