Four policemen involved in toddler’s murder arrested

F.P. Report

KARACHI: Four policemen of Karachi were arrested on Wednesday as they were allegedly involved in murder of minor boy in Safoora Goth area of Sindh’s capital.

According to details, Police arrested the involved cops and seized their weapon.

While talking to media, Karachi Police Chief Dr Ameer Sheikh rejected the reports that the case was filed without family’s approval and against unknown persons. We are gathering information including CCTV footages from the nearby places, Sheikh said.

An FIR was filed in Sachal Police Station against the four policemen involved in the firing incident.

On Tuesday evening, a 19-month-old boy, traveling in a rikshaw with his parents on University Road was hit by a single bullet.

This is the second such incident to have occurred in Karachi in 10 days where innocent citizens became the victim of police negligence, as on April 6 a 10-year-old boy, Sajjad Khan, died after being caught in crossfire between police and criminals in Quaidabad area.

The latest incident took place near Khalid Bakery located near Safoora Chowrangi within the limits of the Sachal police station. The boy, Ahsan Shaikh, son of Kashif Shaikh, suffered a single bullet wound and died instantly in a rickshaw.

Kashif Shaikh, father of victim claimed that “We were in a rickshaw when we saw the policemen fleeing while resorting to indiscriminate fire”. “Moments after we saw blood flowing from my son’s body.” The family immediately took the child to Memon Hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead.