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Police leave injured suspects to die after `shootout`

By Our Staff Correspondent 2016-06-19
FAISA L A BAD: In an unusual incident, police allegedly shot at and injured two suspects and left them crying with pain on road near Koh-iNoor flats for at least one hour on Friday night.

They succumbed to their injuries when they were eventually being taken to hospital.

One of the deceased was identified as Shan, a rickshaw driver, whose family staged a protest demonstration against police outside the Allied Hospital on Saturday.

Police said Eagle Squad constables Muhammad Afzal and Ikram were on patrol duty and they signalled two motorcyclists to stopnear Radio Pakistan office in D Ground.

The motorcyclists instead hit the policemen and sped towards Koh-iNoor flats, they said, adding the People`s Colony SHO along with his team chased the suspects on being informed about the incident.

Police said an encounter took place between the team and the suspects and the latter were shot dead.

Two pistols were recovered from the spot, they claimed.

Eyewitnesses said there was no encounter and police shot at and injured the motorcyclists and left them crying instead of shifting them to hospital that was just few kilometres away from theplace.

They said after a delay of more than one hour, a police van reached the spot and officials bundled theinjuredintoitandleftthe scene. Both breathed their last on way to hospital due to excessive bleeding.

Many people grabbed the videos of the crying suspects and social circles criticised police for inhumanly treating the injured.

The family of Shan told reporters that they belong to Chiniot and the victim was a rickshaw driver in Faisalabad and had nothing to do with any criminal activity.

SHO Abdul Ghaffar did not attend his mobile phone despite repeated attempts by this correspondent to get his version.