MQM Two-Day Strike: Activist Tortured to Death in Police Custody
KARACHI: The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) on Wednesday announced two days of mourning after they claimed their worker Waseem Dehlavi was tortured to death by the police.
Doctors confirmed to media that Waseem had suffered severe head injuries after being struck by a “hard and blunt object”.
According to Dr Jalil Qadir, Waseem died after suffering from cardio response failure.
Following the incident, IGP Sindh constituted a high level inquiry committee to probe into the case. On the other hand, DIG East has suspended an SHO and other officers that were involved in the incident.
“An inquiry committee has been formed. The SHO and four other policemen involved in the case have been booked in a murder case and have been arrested,” SP Gulshan Abid Qaimkhani told media.
According to the party, Waseem and his two brothers were picked up by the police two days ago from a shop in Baldia Town.
The MQM said that his postmortem proved that he was subjected to third degree torture.
While condemning the alleged killing, the party requested transporters and traders to suspend their activities tomorrow (Thursday) and day after (Friday).
MQM chief Altaf Hussain also condemned the incident. The party’s Rabita Committee is due to hold a press conference later this evening in this regard.
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