Autopsy report confirms Aftab tortured

May 5, 2016

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KARACHI: A postmortem report of Muttahida Qaumi Movement Aftab Ahmed, who died in Rangers custody on Tuesday, confirms that was he was tortured, Samaa reported.

According to the autopsy report obtained by Samaa, the victim bore torture signs on 35 to 40 percent of his body.

The report reveals that major marks of torture were found on seven body parts of the victim, including his both arms, legs, head and chest.

“Multiple bruises found, which are variable in size in different regions of the body,” it said.

The postmortem report has no words on actual cause of Aftab Ahmed’s death that could only be ascertained by a chemical report.

Aftab Ahmed Report

The body had red and black coloured wounds on different parts, the report said, adding that there is gape of 12 to 36 hours between his injuries and death.

His autopsy was conducted in Karachi’s Jinnah hospital.

Chief of Army Staff, General Raheel Sharif, and Director General Rangers Maj. Gen. Bilal Akbar yesterday, separately ordered inquiries into Ahmed’s custodial death.

Ahmed was coordinator of senior MQM leader Farooq Sattar. Rangers say he was “wanted in several criminal cases” and had died of a heart attack, two days after he was arrested.

“During custody he complained of chest pain on Tuesday morning and was rushed to the hospital where he died,” the Rangers said in a statement.  – Samaa/Agencies