Man dies as US diplomat rams vehicle into motorcycle in Islamabad

Updated April 07, 2018

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Col Joseph Emanuel was driving a white SUV when he hit Ateeq and Raheel travelling on a motorbike.
Col Joseph Emanuel was driving a white SUV when he hit Ateeq and Raheel travelling on a motorbike.
Col Joseph Emanuel was driving a white SUV when he hit Ateeq and Raheel travelling on a motorbike.
Col Joseph Emanuel was driving a white SUV when he hit Ateeq and Raheel travelling on a motorbike.

A motorcyclist in Islamabad was killed in a road accident on Saturday after being hit by a vehicle reportedly driven by the military attaché of United States.

According to DawnNewsTV, Col Joseph Emanuel was driving a white SUV when he hit Ateeq and Raheel travelling on a motorbike. Resultantly, Ateeq died on the spot while Raheel suffered serious injuries and has been shifted to nearby hospital.

Police didn’t attempt to arrest the military attaché since he holds diplomatic immunity; however, they have shifted the US embassy’s vehicle to Kohsar police station.

The US diplomat reportedly misbehaved with the police and left the police station in another vehicle.

An FIR has been registered on the complaint of the victim's father under Section 320, 337, 279 and 427 at Kohsar police station. The report states that the incident happened due to the negligence of US diplomat.

In 2011, US consulate employee Raymond Davis had shot two Pakistani men in what he said was self-defence in a market area in Lahore.