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Another prisoner dies in Karachi police custody

Pakistan on 22 July 2013
Location : Karachi, Pakistan | Source : The Express Tribune

A suspected criminal named Bilal alias Mullah died in the custody of the police, Express News reported on Friday.

The suspect was under investigation and according to jail officials, he was found dead in his prison cell after succumbing to injuries from interrogation. The police put forward a different version, as SHO police Aijaz Raput said that the prisoner suffered a heart attack and was being taken to the hospital but expired on the way.

According to the SHO, Bilal was arrested on July 17 in Karachi after allegedly firing at the rangers. He received injuries on his chest and head but instead of receiving treatment, he was locked up in jail and a case was registered against him.

The court permitted the physical remand of Bilal to the police for investigation.

The suspect claimed that he was working for himself and was not a part of any gang, but the police were trying to find out whether that was true.

Another suspect, Muhammad Farhan died under mysterious circumstances in the custody of the Crime Investigation Department (CID) on July 14. He was arrested only a day ago as a suspected target killer.

Even though the police declared on the form that the cause of death was “police encounter”, there were no bullet wounds on the body. The body did, however, display marks of severe torture with profuse post-mortem bleeding from the nose.

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