5 policemen arrested for killing 2 motorcyclists in Karachi
KARACHI: Five policemen and their in–charge were suspended and arrested for shooting and killing two motorcyclists in Karachi’s Bahadurabad area early Sunday morning, Senior Superintendent of Police East Syed Pir M Shah said on Sunday.
The motorcyclists, Danish and Ali, were shot dead by a patrol party of Bahadurabad police station at 2:15 am Sunday.
Police claim that the the victims, along with four others on three bikes, refused to stop at a police checkpoint near the Tipu Sultan signal.
The police opened fire on 20–year–old Danish and 22-year-old Ali, who were both killed on the spot. The police said they were killed by a single bullet.
According to the SSP East, the patrol party had earlier been tipped off about the alleged involvement of the motorcyclists in the looting of citizens on Shaheed-i-Millat Road.
The SSP has contacted the parents of the deceased, and will register a First Information Report (FIR) against the police officials involved on the request of the family.