Protests in Faisalabad after police kill two matric students in ‘encounter’ | Pakistan Today

Protests in Faisalabad after police kill two matric students in ‘encounter’

FAISALABAD: Protestors took to the streets in Faisalabad to protest after police killed two youth in an alleged encounter on Wednesday night.

The police have claimed that the boys did not stop at a checkpoint and opened fire on security personnel. “Police opened fire in retaliation because of which one youth, Arslan, died on the spot while the second boy, Usman, was shifted to  Allied Hospital where he succumbed to injuries,” the police said.

The police also claimed that a pistol and magazine were recovered from the deceased.

The boys had gone out to have dinner and police shot them after they failed to stop at a police check post, the families said.

According to the families of the deceased-residents of Millat Town-Arslan and Usman had recently completed their secondary education. The latter was the son of a police constable and secured 960 out of 1050 marks in matric examination. Both of the killed youth did not have any criminal protest.

The police personnel were drunk at the time of the shooting, the families further claimed.

A case has been registered against the suspects as the investigation is underway.

Taking notice of the case, Faisalabad City Police Officer Ashfaq ordered a three-member investigation committee comprising SSP Investigation and SSP Operation. The committee will be headed by SSP Madina Town.

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