After anyone’s death there are a bunch of rumor/word-of-mouth/gossips/stories that you would hear circulating around. The recent person to have this honor is the Late Rehman Dacoit aka Robin hood of Lyari aka the Notorious Rehman Dacoit.
The word of mouth that I am sharing here includes the information that I got from a resident of the area. This would maybe able to give a glimpse about how he really was and how is it that people of the area who had to deal with him and live with him thought about him really. The conversation with that resident went something like this:-
What has Lyari been like after his death?
For the first time I have seen that the rest of the city is working while Lyari is closed down completely, otherwise it always used to be the other way round.
Is it true that he used to help the local people out there in any way he can?
Well he used to do whatever he can. But more than often you would find that he would help a poor man and give that person money to get this daughter married. Or buy food for some one else’s household. He would help people get job and he would use his influence for that.
In that lane, there was never any robbery conducted or any crime done, so the people of the area were very happy with hime being there. He was a hero for them despite what people might say.
Did he use to roam around the area openly or was it secret or a big security scene when he used to be there?
Well in the area where he used to work and his office was, no one outside of the are could get there especially after dark, but they still used to consider for the families that were living their and they never for once tried to hurt them. Instead they always considered for them in any way they can.
But the area where he and his family lived that was very secured. No one could get in there. During the last Police Operation that was conducted in that area, they also found underground channels in that entire area that were connected from every house, so it was easy for them to deceive the police. It was so astonishing to find that long a channel underground, especially when the city government isn’t able to make one underpass water proof.
What do you think, how did he die really? How have people reacted over there on his death?
Right now people over there think that he was killed by Nabeel Gabool, (a politician of the area) becasue he was planning to stand for the elections and he was trying to establish himself in the area in that regard. He was now being called Sardar Rehman Baloch. I mean people already had a lot of respect for him.
After the news came that he has been killed people were crying and mourning like their own family member has passed away. And it looked like he has been dead for a few days. His body was really rotten. Considering the fact that he has died only twelve hours ago, his body looked very unfresh.
It is said that he was on pretty good terms with Asif Ali Zardari, and after he came in politics it was considered that now things would be easy for Rehman Dacoit in Lyari.
Well maybe he started demanding a lot, or maybe it was simply that a lot of people were worried about what would happen if he came into politics. What is astonishing is that this is the second person that has been killed who was present on 18th October.
He always managed to run away or get free from the police so it doesn’t make sense that what went wrong this time that he had to be killed. I mean no one could ever lay hands on him. A lot of political forces were on his side, so it really doesn’t make any sense.
Even outside his office, there was always a police car, besides his own guards, and they were always armed. So how is it possible that he can get caught so easily. Everyone is sure that some one told on him and fixed him up. It really doesn’t look like he was killed in an encounter.
Who will be taking the place of Rehman Dacoit now in the area?
Well they already have his brother-in-law in place, but his son is also there so maybe he would be taking up after him.
That is never an issue because there is always some one to take over!