KARACHI: A youth who was shot at and wounded by a policeman in Gulshan-i-Hadeed on July 23 died during treatment at a hospital on Saturday, prompting the higher authorities to take its notice.
Steel Town SHO Shakir Ali said that a scuffle had broken out between the victim, Bashir Ahmed, 22, and the suspect policeman, Ali Raza, over some issue at a roundabout of Gulshan-i-Hadeed.
After an exchange of hot words, the constable opened fire on the youth, injuring him critically.
The police had arrested the suspect constable posted at the Anti-Encroachment Cell of the Sindh government.
Meanwhile, IG Sindh Dr Syed Kaleem Imam took notice of the killing of the youth by a policeman and directed the Malir SSP to ensure provision of justice to the victim’s family through transparent and impartial probe, said a spokesperson.
Published in Dawn, August 4th, 2019