Karachi: 2 policemen remanded for death in custody case
KARACHI: Assistant sub inspector Muhammad Anwar and a police constable, Pervaiz Ahmed, who were allegedly responsible for torturing a young man to death, were produced before a judicial magistrate who remanded them in police custody for two days. Judicial magistrate (West) Azizullah Khoso was told that Khalid Hussain, a 20-year-old resident of Mianwali Colony was picked and taken to the Manghopir police station, where he died due to the alleged torture on the part of these two cops.
The court ordered that the two men be treated on physical remand for two days. The court fixed January 23 as the next date of hearing.
The case against the two policemen was registered by Khadim Hussian, the father of the deceased Khalid Hussain, who alleged that his son was picked and detained illegally. The two policemen responsible for the death had demanded a huge bribe and as the family failed to pay the amount, the policemen tortured and killed innocent, Khalid Hussian claimed.
The deceased Khalid’s body was shifted to the Abbasi Shaheed Hospital, and a medico–legal officer (MLO) there said the he died at least five hours before his body was brought in.
The MLO said there were marks of torture on Khalid’s body, adding that the doctor had kept the viscera for carrying out chemical examinations.
When the news of Khalid’s death reached his friends and family, they blocked the road in the form of an angry mob and pelted passing vehicles with stones as well as set tyres on fire and left them on the road.
The situation was brought under control after policemen, under the supervision of Orangi Town Sub–Divisional Police Officer Najmul Hassan, arrived on the scene.