A young man died allegedly after being subjected to torture by police, prompting his relatives to stage a protest demonstration and move an application for registration of a case against police officials in Vehari on Thursday.
Taking notice of the incident, the DPO of Vehari ordered SP investigations Rubina Abbas to take the body of the deceased, identified as Imran Baloch, into custody.
Meanwhile, the SP, while complying with the directions, sent the body to Luddan Hospital for a postmortem examination.
The deceased’s father, Liaquat Ali, and brother, Allah Ditta, alleged that Luddan and CIA police had taken Imran Baloch into their custody on November 29 in a girl’s kidnapping case, and “tortured him at some undisclosed location”.
They said they had to hand over Imran to ASI Waqas Ghumman at the office of DSP Saddar Muhammad Nasir on that day after they had proven his innocence.
However, police later handed him back to the deceased’s relatives, Liaquat Baloch and Fayyaz Baloch, in a severely injured condition, and he died of his wounds with injury marks on his head and in the rest of his body, they added.
Imran’s father Liaquat filed an application with Vehari city police against DSP Sadar Vehari Muhammad Nasir Us Saqib and other officials.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 16th, 2022.
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