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SHO, other cops booked over custodial death of ATM robber

September 2, 2019
 

A case was registered on Monday against at least three police officials over the custodial death of an ATM robber, whose video had gone viral on social media a few days ago.

The robber, Salahuddin, was seen in the viral footage making strange faces at the camera while robbing an ATM in Faisalabad last month.

He was arrested for a robbery on Rahim Yar Khan’s Shahi Road on Friday. The police found out he was the same suspect who had robbed the Faisalabad ATM.

Salahuddin, however, died in police custody on Saturday night. He was a resident of Gujranwala.

According to the police, the suspect was being shifted to Sheikh Zayed Hospital after he complained of suffocation, but he died on the way.

Related: ATM robber dies during police ‘interrogation’ in Rahim Yar Khan

But the law enforcers have not yet provided his post-mortem report, which raises suspicions.

The deceased’s father, Mohammad Afzaal, refused to receive his body upon reaching Sheikh Zayed Hospital. He said his son had been suffering from a mental illness since childhood.

“He won’t stay at home. We had had the address written on his arm,” Afzaal said.

However, SP Investigation Habibullah Khan held talks with the deceased’s heirs. Following the talks, a first information report was lodged against Station House Officer Mehmoodul Hassan, Sub-inspector Shafaqat Ali, Assistant Sub-inspector Matloob Hussain and other policemen, who were on duty when Salahuddin died.

The family of the deceased robber received his body after the registration of the case and left for Gujranwala.

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8 Comments

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    Moonshine   September 2, 2019 11:44 pm/ Reply

    This is truly sad! True he committed a crime, but the police officers should not be allowed to play God and punish him.

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    Zartash   September 3, 2019 12:38 pm/ Reply

    Shameful act by police, prime minister should take notice & ensure police reform in punjab without further delay.

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    Tariq Umar Malik   September 3, 2019 3:55 pm/ Reply

    So Sad Incident. Police must be taken and award punishment for this custodial Killing

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    Lonely Indian   September 3, 2019 4:18 pm/ Reply

    no no, this is not big news, Kashmir is big.. save human rights within the country before pointing to others.

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    Sameer   September 3, 2019 4:32 pm/ Reply

    why you are not allowing comments for hindu people. You truely are scared .lol

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    Murtza   September 4, 2019 3:07 pm/ Reply

    Buzdar must be replaced as soon as possible.
    He is totally nonsense and illiterate person also not having any experience in administration.

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    Samra Hussain   September 4, 2019 5:24 pm/ Reply

    He did not commit any crime, its clearly visible in the cctv footage that he only took his ATM card back from the machine thats it, when did he steal any money,

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    Anonymous   September 5, 2019 10:57 pm/ Reply

    Police is responsible for custodial death only if it is proved in autopsy report. But why the parents of the deceased let him go as vagabond specially when he was little disabled and was ATM robber ? Or else he should have been admitted in some rehab hospital.

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