The family of a man who allegedly died in police custody staged a sit-in at Larkana’s SSP Chowk on Wednesday.
The deceased has been identified as Salman Sheikh, a resident of Menhal. His family blocked the traffic and protested in front of his body. They demanded action against the police officers involved in Sheikh’s death.
The victim’s family said that the officers had demanded a bribe of Rs0.3 million after arresting Sheikh four days ago. When they couldn’t pay the amount Sheikh was killed, the family remarked. His parents said that their son was tortured to death.
The police said that Sheikh was arrested in a kidnapping case of a girl on Tuesday. He was being taken for investigations, when the vehicle overturned, killing the suspect and two others, including Sheikh. The accident occurred in District Qambar.
The sit-in was called off after the police assured the victim’s family to investigate the matter. The body has been sent for post mortem.