Alleged teenage thief beaten to death in Karachi

Updated August 18, 2019

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The teenager was one of two suspects who had entered a home in Kokan Society apparently to commit theft. ─ AP/File
The teenager was one of two suspects who had entered a home in Kokan Society apparently to commit theft. ─ AP/File

KARACHI: An alleged teenage thief was beaten to death by angry people in the Bahadurabad area on Saturday, police said.

Area SHO Aurangzeb Khattak said that two suspects entered a home in Kokan Society apparently to commit a theft.

One of them escaped while inmates got hold of the other suspect. The bungalow owners and others who gathered there subjected him to severe beating before the arrival of police who took him into custody. The boy was taken to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre, where he was pronounced dead. The officer said that the victim was aged around 16 or 17 years.

Late on Saturday evening the deceased was identified as Rehan son of Zohair, resident of Khudadad Colony. Two owners of the house have been arrested on charges of killing the teenage suspect.

“At present, the police are conducting their proceedings and the case would be registered against the held suspects as per law,” said SHO Khattak.

Dr Seemin Jamali, executive director of the JPMC, said the suspect was brought dead to the hospital.

According to his post-mortem examination there were multiple injuries on his head and face caused by sticks and bats.

Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah took notice of the killing, said a spokesperson.

Published in Dawn, August 18th, 2019