Mirpurkhas: Labourer set ablaze for stealing cotton
MIRPURKHAS: As reported by the Dawn News on Sunday, police have arrested the driver of a landlord who, along with his men, had allegedly tortured a labourer and tried to burn him to death as punishment for stealing cotton in a village near Kot Ghulam Mohammad town on Saturday.
Mirpurkhas DPO Zulfiqar Maher has formed an inquiry committee comprising SPO of Sindhri Mohammad Ayoub Dars, SPO of Satellite town Bilawal Maher, SHO of Kot Ghulam Mohammad Lala Javed and investigation officer of Kot Ghulam Mohammad Abdul Sattar Soomro.
Malaar Bheel, an uncle of the cotton-picker Roop Chand, lodged an FIR at the Kot Ghulam Mohammad police station late on Saturday night and nominated the landlord Mir Abdul Rehman Talpur, his driver Jaffar Kapri, Hashim Kapri and Ilyas Kapri as the accused.
Malaar alleged that Roop Chand, 30, had come to the Kot Ghulam Mohammad area from a village in Mithi taluka to work in the farm of the landlord. He was accused of stealing 25 kilograms of cotton and detained in a room in the landlord`s Autaq in Rabo village.
He alleged that Roop Chand was subjected to severe torture to force him to confess to the theft and was set on fire when he did not do so. Roop Chand suffered 80 per cent burns and was taken to Karachi where he is under treatment in the burns ward of the civil hospital and his condition is said to be serious.
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