Protesters block road in Karimabad against police raid

They say a woman died after the police conducted a raid at her house in Moosa Colony


Our Correspondent April 08, 2018
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KARACHI: The flow of traffic in Karimabad and its surrounding areas was blocked on Saturday evening following a protest by residents of Moosa Colony against a police raid that allegedly claimed a woman’s life.

The protesting residents claimed that the woman died when the law enforcement agency conducted a raid on a house in Moosa Colony.

The demonstrators staged a protest, along with the woman’s body, causing a massive traffic jam in Karimabad and its surrounding areas. An extra contingent of law enforcers reached the site and dispersed the protesters after successful negotiations in which they assured the residents of their full cooperation.

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Gulberg SHO Faizul Hassan said that personnel from an unknown police station raided a house in Moosa Colony and during the raid, a woman, who was a cardiac patient, died of natural causes. He reiterated that the police had not tortured her in any way. The officer said that investigators were trying to trace the police party that conducted the raid. The police maintained that the woman died of natural causes.

However, after peaceful negotiations, the protesters took the woman’s body to a Paposh Nagar graveyard for burial process. The Karimabad road and its surrounding areas were later opened for vehicular traffic.

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