KP CM orders judicial inquiry into student’s death by police

By: News Desk      Published: 03:39 PM, 16 Mar, 2021
KP CM orders judicial inquiry into student’s death by police
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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Mehmood Khan on Tuesday ordered a judicial inquiry commission to probe the death of a student in the police custody in Peshawar the other day, reported 24NewsHD TV channel. 

The Judicial Inquiry Commission will investigate the circumstances which led to Shahzeb’s death in police lock-up.

The tragic incident occurred in Peshawar where a grade-7 student was found dead in the lock-up of the West Cantonment Police Station on Sunday. 

It may be recalled that this incident happened a few days after a student from Bannu was shot dead by the Peshawar cops in the limits of the Faqirabad Police Station.

In the latest development, KP Chief Minister Mahmood Khan directed for constituting a Judicial Inquiry Commission.

The staff of the West Cantonment Police Station was already suspended after the tragic incident while the concerned cops, including the station house officer, have been arrested and a case was lodged against them.

It is pertinent to note that the police claimed the young boy Shahzeb committed suicide in the lock-up after he was arrested following a clash with shopkeepers in Liaquat Bazaar and pointing a gun at them. Later, a case was lodged against him under 15 AA.

Reportedly, the father of the deceased student, Khayal Akbar of Warsak Road in Peshawar, denied the police story about his son.

Reporter Azmat Ali Shah