Karachi police to investigate student’s killing in encounter

  • Case registered against unidentified persons

KARACHI: Police have registered a case against unidentified persons after a 17-year-old boy was killed during a police raid against drug dealers in Gadap Town on Saturday.

The medical report stated that the teenager sustained two bullets – one on his left arm and another on his chest on the left side. The shots were fired from a heavy weapon, it said. According to FIR, filed by the mother, the victim sustained a bullet when he went outside of his house after hearing a shooting.

Soon after the killing, residents took the streets and blocked Super Highway. They placed the victim’s body in the middle of the road as a form of protest; however, he was buried on Sunday. The protesters also pelted stones at the police mobiles and at the Gadap police station.

According to the residents of the area, police conducted a raid and arrested 10 people. However, as police officials were leaving the area, they resorted to aerial firing. The victim teenager was killed and the 18-year-old boy was injured in the aerial firing, they said.

The injured young boy was shifted to the Jinnah Hospital in critical condition, they said. In Malir, a senior police official had said that the police were conducting an operation in Khilji Goth against drug dealers when they started shooting.

The suspects also threw stones which resulted in a few policemen being injured, he said, adding that two drug dealers were injured during the firing, while they have arrested another two suspects.