Jhang Bazaar police on Sunday added murder charge to the FIR registered against an assistant sub inspector for a teenager’s death in police custody.
The case against ASI Muhammad Ali, who had been arrested on Saturday, was earlier registered under Section 155-C of the Police Order 2002 (negligence).
The investigation of the case has been assigned to Jhang Bazaar police investigation in-charge Muhammad Afzal.Muhammad Zubair, 14, had died at Allied Hospital on Saturday. Doctors said he was unconscious when the policemen brought him to the hospital. He had been arrested in a sexual assault case on Wednesday. Three others had been arrested on July 22 and sent on a judicial remand on July 24. Father of the deceased had accused the police of torturing him in custody which, he said, had led to his child’s death.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2012.