NED student ‘tortured to death’ by friends

Victim’s brother registered FIR, Khairpur police arrested five suspects

Sarfaraz Memon February 13, 2017
NED University in Karachi. PHOTO: FILE

SUKKUR: Khairpur police arrested Sunday night five suspects on their alleged involvement in the killing of their friend in Khuhra Town on the night of February 11.

A student of NED University of Engineering and Technology, Waqar Hussain Narejo, son of Qalandar Bux Narejo, was said to have been called by his friends on the night of February 11 and taken to a deserted place in the outskirts of his hometown. He was a resident of Makhdoom Muhalla Khuhra. After being taken there, Waqar was killed mercilessly by being attacked with wooden clubs and iron rods.

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The victim’s brother, Muhammad Ali Narejo, lodged an FIR against six people including, Piyar Ali Khaskheli, Feroze Ali Khaskheli, Rafiq Ahmed Jindan, Altaf Hussain Jamali, Ghulam Jindan and Jawed Sial at the Gambat police station.

In his statement to the police, Muhammad said that, on the night of the incident, accused Piyar Ali called his brother on the phone and asked him to come out.

“My brother went out and didn’t return until late night so we started searching for him but failed,” said Muhammad, adding that after killing his brother, one of the accused, Piyar Ali, was allegedly on his way to his house to wash his blood-stained clothes when the area people caught him and handed him over to the police.

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Piyar Ali used to demand money from my brother and sometime ago they had sent a letter to our home demanding Rs200,000, said Muhammad, adding that they killed his brother because they did not give them the money.

Meanwhile, Gambat police have arrested five of accused booked in the FIR and a search for the sixth accused Jawed Sial is under way.


Jalbani Baloch | 7 years ago | Reply @Haris: I add my voice to you and raise your demand for abolishing quota system and promoting merit culture throughout Pakistan. As for NED, quota is not allocated based on 60:40 ratio, on rural and urban basis, but seats are allocated under different categories (not to call quota), such as Karachi Board (major chunk of seats), Hyderabad Board, Sukkur Board, Larkana Board, Mirpurkhas Board, Overseas Students, Sponsors Seats, Real Sons of University Teachers, Sportsman Seats, LEJ Nominations, and etc. Further the students coming from boards of interior sindh are not all necessary to be Sindhis. So, please stop spreading hatred and let us promote love, peace and brotherhood amongst the permanent residents of Sindh.
Haris | 7 years ago | Reply My bad, I mistook the article assuming his friends (who tortured him to death) are also students of NED. Actually I had a flashback from my time where a very similar case had occurred. In this article, now I see that there is no need to even NED University. As for your comment regarding NED doesn't have a quota system, I don't agree, as they themselves call it quota seats in their catalogue. Regarding your opinion, that since NED is in Sindh then every Sindhi has right to study there, fully agree with that, but admissions should be purely on merit and equal opportunity should be given throughout Pakistan. I completely disagree to the concept where some preference could be given to someone on the basis of ethnicity, race, religion, etc. But its just my opinion, you could disagree.
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