Dacoit ‘tortured to death’ by Okara police
OKARA: A dacoit was allegedly tortured to death by the police here on Thursday. After getting information about the death, his relatives staged a demonstration outside the press club. They alleged that the police had tortured to death his relative. They demanded an impartial probe into the incident. On Wednesday night, Muhammad Iqbal with his wife, cousin and children was going in a truck on Bibipur Road when three dacoits on a motorcycle tried to stop him near the lands of Muhammad Ali Kharal, but he sped up. The dacoits chased the truck. However, their motorcycle collided with the truck and they fell in an attempt to overtake the truck which also stuck up in fields.
Meanwhile, the residents of 24/GD village came out of their homes and informed the police. They caught the two injured dacoits, who were later identified as Abdur Rashid and Muhammad Saeed of 26/GD village, and handed them over to the police. However, their accomplice identified as Liaquat Ali Kharal of 25/GD village managed to escape while firing in the air. The injured were shifted to hospital. Later, the police took them to the Okara Sadr police. In the morning, the condition of Saeed deteriorated and he was shifted to hospital where he died.