Karachi: Suspect dies in police custody
KARACHI: The custodial death of a young suspect, who was found dead inside a police lock-up on Friday, has forced the authorities to suspend four policemen, including the station house officer of the Risala Police Station, officials said on Saturday.
The body of 24-year-old Imran, son of Rahim, who was arrested a couple of days ago for his alleged involvement in street crime, was found hanging from the ceiling in the bathroom attached to the lock-up of the Risala Police Station on Friday.
While the victim’s family alleged that their loved one died because of “severe police torture”, the police claimed that the suspect committed suicide. However, the police were unable to come up with credible evidence to establish their claim.