Karachi shootout: Sindh IGP apologizes for infant’s death

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KARACHI: Sindh Inspector General Police (IGP) Syed Kaleem Imam on Wednesday expressed grief and remorse over the death of an infant in a shootout.

An alleged police encounter at Karachi’s Safoora Chowrangi on Tuesday had claimed the life of a 19-year-old infant. The toddler named Ahsan had died as police claimed they were involved in a shootout with militants.

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Sindh IGP Syed Kaleem Imam held a press conference during which he expressed grief and remorse over the infant’s death.

“Such incidences should not take place in the future,” he said. “Police need to be given due treatment,” he added.

Additional IG Ameer Sheikh handed over investigation of the case to the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD). A report will be provided to the AIG within 10 days.

On the other hand, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah said that he had been trying to get ahold of the report on the incident however, he was unable to get his hands on it.

“It is the responsibility of the Sindh Government to protect people’s lives,” he said.

The chief minister also said that in order to restore law and order in the city, it was imperative that the police force be trained.

Four police officers were nabbed for the death of the toddler named Ahsan.

Ahsan succumbed to injury after the bullet shot in the chest exited from his back, post-mortem report disclosed, also injuring the child’s father Kashif Raja.

Raja said his son was killed by a bullet fired by a policeman when the family were climbing into a rickshaw near Safoora Chowrangi within the limits of Sachal Police Station on Tuesday evening.

According to Additional Police Surgeon Dr Shiraz, the toddler was shot from a distance of 10-15 feet. The surgeon determined that the cause of death was a bullet to the chest