KARACHI, Oct 26: Four policemen were booked in a case
pertaining to the murder of a man who was heading to the main cattle
market on the Superhighway with his brother and children on Friday,
They said that three policemen had been arrested, while the prime
suspect, Constable Hingor Khan, managed to escape following the
incident, which took place within the remit of the Sohrab Goth
Industrial Area police check-post, near Noor Khan Goth.
The victim with his family members was riding in a pickup when they were stopped by the policemen.
According to the victim’s brother, the policemen allegedly asked for
Rs100, on which Dildar Khan offered to pay Rs20. The policemen took the
offer as an insult and an altercation ensued between the two parties.
Dildar Khan said he asked the driver to park the vehicle on the
roadside, but the driver accelerated it. One of the policemen, Constable
Hingor Khan, opened fire on the vehicle and the bullet hit Zeb Rehman,
32, the younger brother of Dildar Khan, in the head. The victim died on
his way to hospital, the police said.
Following the shooting the four policemen fled the scene and some policemen even tried to portray the incident as an encounter.
When senior police officers reached the police checkpoint, they
learnt that Hingor Khan had fled after depositing his AK-47 rifle at the
The three other policemen — Asif, Atta Mohammad and Sarfaraz — were arrested.
The victim’s brother later told the media that he, Zeb Rehman, his
three sons and a relative were heading for the cattle market to buy a
sacrificial animal when the policemen stopped them.
The victim’s family also protested at the Sohrab Goth police station against the killing.
However, when senior police officers were informed about the
incident, an FIR (766/2012) was registered under Section 302
(premeditated murder) of the Pakistan Penal Code at the Sohrab Goth
police station against the four policemen, Sohrab Goth SHO Fasihuddin
There was no justification for the firing by the police, DIG-East Shahid Hayat said while referring to the incident.
“The firing by the policemen was totally uncalled for. They were not
terrorists. They were with children going to the cattle market,” he
said. Three policemen had been arrested and a case against them
registered, he added.
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Tags: 100, rupees, 20, rupee, bribe, pakistan, failed, state, police, kill, man, family, shot, karachi
Location: Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan (load item map)
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