A young boy was killed in Islamabad after an anti-terror squad allegedly opened fire on a vehicle Friday night.
According to the details, the young boy turned out to be a student, named Usama Nadeem who was targeted by ATS personnel on suspicion at Islamabad’s Srinagar Highway.
An Islamabad Police spokesperson said the police were acting on a tip-off about a robbery attempt in Shams Colony. When the anti-terror squad reached the locality, they spotted a “suspicious vehicle” with tinted windows and asked it to pull over.
When the driver failed to comply, the police chased the vehicle and shot at its tires.
“Unfortunately, two bullets hit the driver,” the spokesperson added.
The 21-year-old’s body was then taken to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences for a post-mortem.
According to PIMS’s spokesperson, the autopsy revealed the young man was shot six times — in the chest, back, and head.
He added that the shots were fired from in front of the man.
Father files complaint
On the other hand, the young man’s father, in a complaint to the police, stated his son was returning home after dropping off a friend at 2 am.
“My son was shot multiple times. They [anti-terror squad] openly committed terrorism by aiming at the windscreen instead of the tires.”
The father demanded that the personnel involved be charged with terrorism.
He said that his son had informed him about a past occasion when he had had a heated exchange with some police personnel who according to Usama had “threatened him of dire consequences”.
Case registered under murder
Superintendent of Police (SP) Zubair Shaikh said a first information report (FIR) filed under the murder clause and relevant sections pertaining to the Anti-Terrorism Act at the Karachi Company Police Station in the federal capital.
In another statement, the Islamabad Police has said that all police officials involved in the killing have been detained. Islamabad Inspector-General Muhammad Aamir Zulfiqar Khan has taken notice of the incident and sought a report.