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Two policemen booked after citizen dies of `torture`

RAWALPINDI: Two policemen were booked for kidnapping, torturing and extorting money from a man who reportedly died.

Mumtaz Haider, a resident of Bakra Mandi Kamalabad, lodged an FIR, saying his brother Khalid Mehmood, 45, boarded a wagon to go to Quaid-i-Azam Hospital to bring medicines for their sister when two policemen and four other persons in plainclothes signalled the driver to stop.

He said they took his brother Khalid Mehmood to a nearby hotel where they abused him and threatened to implicate himin a drug case.

He alleged that they deprived his brother of Rs30,000 and demanded another Rs500,000.

He said his brother fainted and after his condition worsened, he was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. Mohammad Asghar