One of the accused killers of a man tortured for demanding his salary was arrested on the eve of Labour Day.
The Rawalpindi police arrested one of two police constables accused of torturing Malik Waqar Ahmed to death in a house in Pirwadhai.
Station House Officer Raja Abdul Rasheed told The Express Tribune that Constable Muhammad Nauman and Hamayun, who is the son-in-law of the accused employer Malik Shafiq, were arrested from a house in Pirwadhai and that the two will be produced before a magistrate for physical remand on Tuesday.
Constables Nauman and Naseer Niazi, Malik Shafiq and his brother Zia, along with their nephews, Raheel and Humayun, were accused of torturing their employee Ahmed, 18, a milkman, for seven days in a house in Khyaban-e-Sir Syed. Ahmed died of his wounds after battling for life in hospital since April 20, when he was found dumped on a road, allegedly by his employers with the help of the two accused constables.
Before dieing, Ahmed told police that he was abducted by Shafiq and others after they accused him of theft.
The police registered a case against the accused for abduction and torture after Waqar narrated being hanged upside down, having red chilli powder thrown into his eyes, having his nails pulled out, and being severely beaten.
Following his death, his family took out a procession outside the hospital against the Pirwadhai police, where the two constables they hold accountable for Waqar’s death were deputed.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 1st, 2012.