HYDERABAD: Relatives of a suspect, who was allegedly killed in a staged encounter with police, staged a demonstration outside office of senior superintendent of police on Thursday night by placing body of the suspect on the road.

Mehboob Leghari succumbed to wounds from gun shots at Liaquat University Hospital on Thursday evening. His heirs brought the body to SSP office to lodge protest, claiming he had been killed in a staged encounter.

Zafar Leghari, brother-in-law of the deceased, said that Mehboob was a rickshaw driver and father of two children. He was picked up on May 8 along with his cousin Noman Leghari, he said. Since then both had remained missing, he said.

He said the family had filed a petition in Sindh High Court for their recovery and demanded registration of murder case against SHO Imran Rasheed.

The SHO said that the encounter took place at the board stadium in Latifabad unit-6. According to police statement, the deceased was a hardened criminal and

was involved in robberies in Qasimabad, Bhitai Nagar, Naseem Nagar and Latifabad.

Published in Dawn, May 14th, 2022

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