Youth wounded by police dies

Updated August 04, 2019

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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. — Reuters/File
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. — Reuters/File

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