Suspected robber allegedly tortured to death
07 September, 2012
KARACHI: A suspected robber was tortured to death allegedly by police here on Thursday.
Twenty four-year-old Tayyab, son of Talib Ali, was arrested by Hyderi police on September 2 for stealing gold from the house of his neighbour, Taj, in Kauser Niazi Colony.
Police also arrested his brother Jaffer, mother and a sister over their alleged involvement in the robbery. However, Tayyab was killed in police custody.
In the aftermath, police high-ups suspended SHO Fasihuddin and a police constable on the demand of protesters who had surrounded the police station.
As the news about Tayyab's killing spread, a number of his relatives reached the police station to besiege it. They staged a protest against the incident and claimed that the victim was killed due to police torture. They also demanded of the government and police superiors to take action against the killing and punish those responsible.
Following their protest, District Central SSP Asim Qaimkhani suspended the SHO and another policeman and constituted an inquiry team headed by SP Noman Siddiqui to probe the case.