Free From Lock Up: Robbery suspect dies in police custody

Mohammad Ali and Imran were arrested for an alleged robbery from Preedy Street in Saddar.


Express October 07, 2011

KARACHI: Mohammad Ali and Imran were arrested for an alleged robbery from Preedy Street in Saddar, on Wednesday. According to the police, they were injured when a vehicle hit them while they were trying to flee after robbing a man, Faraz. Both were taken to Jinnah hospital where doctors admitted Imran and handed Ali over to the police with a fractured leg. Reports said that Mohammad Ali died because of alleged police torture in lock up, which is denied by the police. SHO Jahangir said that Ali was a habitual criminal and was involved in over half a dozen crimes. According to the medico-legal officer, Dr Ayaz Memon, the victim had no mark of torture on his body. The post mortem reports will clarify the reason of his death, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 8th, 2011.

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