Karachi’s city court has transferred the case of 10-year-old Amal Umer to an anti-terrorism court (ATC), stating that the case falls within the ambits of Anti-Terrorism Act.
The judicial magistrate remarked that fear had spread in the aftermath of the incident.
Amal was killed on August 13 in the crossfire between police and two robbers soon after they robbed her family in Karachi’s Akhtar Colony. The bullet that hit her was fired by a policeman.
The police arrested Khalid, the suspect in the case, on Tuesday and said his accomplice was killed during the encounter. The ATC has remanded the suspect to police custody for five days.
He has confessed to seven other cases of robbery.