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Six friends to face manslaughter charge in DHA high-rise death case

By Naeem Sahoutara 2022-08-21
KARACHl: Police filed a charge sheet against six young men for allegedly committing manslaughter of their young friend, who died after falling from a high-rise building in Defence Housing Authority Phase-Vlll last month.

Syed Muhammad Ammar, Usman Ahmed, Owais, Uzair Ahmed, Ahmed Jamil, and Syed Faaz have been booked and arrested over the death of 26-year-old Adil Masood Khan, who died after falling from the multi-storey residential building on July 31.

On Saturday, the investigating officer of the case filed an interim charge sheet before Judicial Magistrate (South) Mazhar Ali under Section 322 (manslaughter) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).

The charge sheet was silent about premeditated murder, Section 302 of the PPC, as the said section was incorporated in the FIR later.

The 10 stated in the charge sheet that during the course of the investigation he found no evidence to suggest that the deceased was `pushed off` the balcony of the high-rise building or there was any `resentment` between him and the suspects.

The charge sheet stated that blood samples of the suspects had been sent to the University of Karachi`s International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) for chemical examination and a report was still awaited.

The 10 showed owner of the flat, where the incident took place, as absconder.

The magistrate took the interim chargesheet on record and directed the 10 to complete the investigation and submit the final charge sheet by Aug 25.

A case under Sections 322 and 34 (common intention) of the PPC was registered against victim`s six friends at the Darakhshan police station on the complaint of his sister, Varda Masood.

She alleged that the six detained friends of her brother left him unattended in an injured condition and the building`s management had shifted him to the hospital, but he could not survive.