Police constable, informer held over teenage boy?s death

A policeman and his informer have been arrested in the case of a 14-year-old boy’s death during an alleged encounter with drug peddlers in Orangi Town.

Rehan, son of Fida Hussain Shah, a student of grade VI, was shot dead by the firing of policemen in Quaid-e-Awam Colony on Sunday. According to the official version, the cops were there to arrest drug peddlers.

Orangi Town SP Abid Ali Baloch told The News that Police Constable Majid and his informer Tahir, alias Dabbu, were arrested on the complaint of the boy’s father. FIR No 483/17 under Section 302/34 of the Pakistan Penal Code was registered on the complaint of Fida Hussain Shah against PC Majid and his informer Tahir.

In his statement to the police, Shah said Rehan and other children of the colony had stepped out of their houses to witness the exchange of heated words between Tahir and a group of locals.

The father added that after hearing gunshots, Rehan’s brother went out to check on Rehan but soon came…

Original published: 2017-11-14 05:00:00 Read the full Karachi News here


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