Police shoot dead two brothers for allegedly failing to stop for security checks in Pindi

Published: June 7, 2015
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RAWALPINDI: Police shot dead two brothers in commercial market area of Rawalpindi late on Saturday after they allegedly failed to stop when hailed, Express News reported.

According to Express News correspondent Waqas Siddiqui, police officials claimed that they had signaled the two boys to stop for a security check, but they failed to stop. Upon this, officials opened fire at the two, killing them.

A rescue worker said the bodies of the victims were shifted to the Holy Family Hospital for autopsy. They were identified as Zeeshan Butt and Shakeel Butt.

As news of incident spread, family members of the victims demanded the Punjab government take action against the officers and launch an independent inquiry.

Speaking to Express News, an eye witness said that police officers fired right at the two brothers on the motorcycle and fled after the act.

“We are looking into the matter and trying to find the involved officers,” police officials said.

Siddiqui said that police sources had told him that they had recovered no objectionable items from the possession of the two brothers.

Officials added that while the two officers who had fired at the two victims had fled the scene initially, they had been apprehended and that they will be prosecuted if there is evidence against them.

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  • Anon
    Jun 7, 2015 - 1:51PM

    Am I the only one who thinks that they were right in shooting them and the officers should not be prosecuted?
    If police asks you to stop you stop. If they keep letting them go then what’s the purpose of the check pointRecommend

  • Jun 7, 2015 - 4:22PM

    Straightaway it cannot be said that the police in the present case was justified in shooting and it vary case to case. If this practice is allowed to be done, then there will be more cases of shooting and the lives of innocent citizens would be at stake. The Law Enforcing Agencies should adopt all measures to save the lives of their citizens instead of killing them at sight without any justification.Recommend

  • ehsan
    Jun 8, 2015 - 12:52AM

    we mostly listen this news wazeere ahlla ne waqie ka notice le lya. why tv anchors give this news widout take them live on thier channel ,why not wazeer allha sahib come on the tv and say , how we believe that he listen the news. secondly same to the pm n rest.Recommend

  • Kayani
    Jul 6, 2015 - 12:35AM

    Unbelievable, our police is way out of control, abusing the authority, what was the last time the shotdown a terroritst?? police guys should be hanged!!! its madnesssssRecommend

  • Jul 6, 2015 - 12:39AM

    Madnesss!!!! police is gone mad!Recommend

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