KARACHI: The Supreme Court on Friday resumed the hearing of a suo motu case pertaining to the death of 10-year-old Amal Umer in Karachi.
A three-member bench headed by Chief Justice Saqib Nisar and comprising Justice Mushir Alam and Justice Munib Akhtar heard the case at the top court’s Karachi Registry.
Amal was hit by a stray bullet during a police encounter on August 13.
During the hearing, the attorney general briefed the three-member bench on the constitution of a medical team to determine the cause of death. The team was approved by Amal’s parents.
Justice Nisar remarked that the SC wanted to avoid such incidents and underscored the importance of weapon training. He inquired about measures taken by the Sindh government to address the issue. The top judge also stated that Amal’s family should be compensated.
Meanwhile, the minor’s family expressed disappointment over the private hospital’s stance. “They are trying to deflect blame. Private hospitals are playing games with people’s lives.”
The court has also summoned the private hospital administration in the next hearing scheduled for October 27.