Police prevent postmortem of alleged torture victim

Police in Multan are reported have forbidden the postmortem of a woman allegedly killed due to police torture.


Express October 12, 2010

MULTAN: Police in Multan are reported to have forbidden the postmortem of a woman allegedly killed due to police torture.

The woman, Anwari Begum was the wife of Latif, resident of Faridabad area in Multan. Reports say that the couple's son Nauman was arrested by police after allegedly stealing Rs400,000. Police then allegedly raided Nauman's house and tortured his mother and sisters. Anwari Begum was brought to a hospital in critical condition and soon succumbed to her injuries.

Police are accused of trying to persuade the woman's family not to register an FIR.

COMMENTS (4)

Maz | 10 years ago | Reply Injustice on the rise!people of pakistan wake up!!
Maulana Diesel | 10 years ago | Reply Post mortem should be a legal requirement no matter what the circumstances of death. Our laws have certain loopholes that allow the strong to change the natural course of justice. In this case the police are putting pressure on the victims family to not lodge and FIR and not to proceed with the investigation. If our laws were such that no matter what the settlement a full investigation should be carried out then the Police and other powerful people would find it difficult to usurp the rights of the poor.
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