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One-year-old shot dead in Karachi by police bullet: family

April 16, 2019

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A one-year-old was shot dead on Karachi’s University Road on Tuesday. The family says the bullet was fired by a policemen while they were getting into an auto rickshaw.

The child was identified as Ahsan. According to the family, they were going to home in an auto rickshaw when they saw two policemen with pistols in their hands.

“We were in a rickshaw. We saw pistols in the policemen’s hands,” Ahsan’s mother said. “There were two bikes and they were firing at each other.”

The two policemen have been arrested and shifted to Sacchal police station, East DIG Aamir Farooqui confirmed.

The policemen were identified as Amjad and Abdul Samad.

Amjad told SAMAA TV that a man came to them and told them that there were some people on a motorbike and they had a pistol.

The other law enforcer said that they were following the suspects when they entered a crowded road. “I fired a bullet in the air and they shot at us,” he said.

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The DIG told SAMAA TV that the policemen were following street criminals on a motorbike and police is trying to ascertain what happened.

This is not the first case of a civilian death due to police negligence.

Nimra, a student of Dow Medical College, died on February 22, after being shot during an attempted robbery near Anda Morr in North Karachi. Her family said the bullet that hit her was fired by the police but the police said it was fired by a robber. The authorities say there was a firefight with the dacoits in which one was killed and another was arrested in an injured condition.

On August 13 last year, 10-year-old Amal Umer was shot dead during a police shootout with robbers in Karachi’s Defence. The bullet that hit her was fired by a policeman.

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5 Comments

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    Muhammad Qadeer   April 17, 2019 5:22 am/ Reply

    Legit 302 Case that Constable should be held accountable for one year boy murder PM should take a notice immediately

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    Naeem   April 17, 2019 8:09 am/ Reply

    Very unfortunate indeed. This is certainly negligence of police official. I hope they are adequately trained to handle fire arms. Repeated incidents of this nature are a proof that our trigger happy police lacks training and expertise to handle weapons given to them.

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    saima   April 18, 2019 4:22 am/ Reply

    its really disturbing to know police could.kill innocent people
    in pakistan you dont know if you are going to come home alive when you are out side

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    Rabia Shadab   April 18, 2019 8:09 am/ Reply

    Our police is extremely irresponsible n over confident ,showing that they are for our safety but actually they’re murderer killer n saffaak for this country people…
    PM should take serious notice on such heart broken incidents. Sa

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    Me   April 18, 2019 8:21 am/ Reply

    These police need strict training they should have followed the criminals and when found a quite place should have opened fire not in a crowded market area. They don’t use there instinct.

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