Toddler falls prey to police crossfire in Karachi

IGP, Sindh CM take notice of the incident


News Desk April 16, 2019
PHOTO: EXPRESS

A two-year-old child was fatally shot during an encounter between police and dacoits in Karachi on Tuesday.

The incident took place in the Sachal Area with the child's parents also sustaining injuries while travelling in a rickshaw.

Ali Sheikh, the child's father, said the family had gone out for dinner when a stray bullet hit his son Ahsan Sheikh. “When I ran onto the road to see how it had happened I could see police officials fleeing the scene on a motorcycle,” he said.

Police said the infant was killed in an exchange of fire between the law enforcement agency and robbers who were looting citizens.

The dacoits managed to flee the scene during the firing while the victim was hit by a bullet.

Four police officials were taken into custody after the incident.

IG Sindh Dr Kaleem Imam and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah took notice of the incident.

Imam summoned a report from DIG east and directed a comprehensive inquiry report into the matter.

COMMENTS (1)

Azizul Falak | 2 years ago | Reply Another innocent life in Karachi becomes a victim to the criminally least trained Sindh Police; Innalillah e wainna elahay Rajaoon.
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