Extra judicial killing: Rangers kill youth in Karachi

KARACHI: Rangers personnel killed a teenager near Shaheed Benazir Bhutto park within the limits of Boat Basin Karachi, Geo News reported.

According to sources, the deceased Sarfaraz Shah was handed over to Rangers over suspicion of dacoity. The Rangers opened fire on him, resulting Sarfaraz died on the spot.

Deceased Sarfaraz Shah, 17, is said to be brother of a reporter of private news channel. 

According to heirs of the deceased, Sarfaraz was unarmed when Rangers shoot him.

Later, the family and reporters along with the dead body staged sit-in outside Chief Minister House. 

Meanwhile, Boat Basin police, on the directives of Sindh Chief Minister, have registered case against two Rangers officials Aalam Zaib and Akhtar on the complaint of his brother Salik Shah. Sarfaraz Shah was student of matric class.

Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has promised on Thursday to inquire the killing of a teenage boy by rangers’ men in Karachi, SAMAA reported.

PM Gilani, while addressing the National Assembly, said that the whole nation was in shock over the tragedy, adding that impartial inquiry will be conducted into the matter soon.

He advised (opposition parties) to take better means of protests.

Earlier, a teenage boy, Sarfaraz, was cold heartedly killed yesterday in Karachi’s Benazir Bhutto Park, situated in Boat Basin police station precincts.

Rangers’ officials claimed that the boy was killed during an encounter while video footage and other evidences contradicted, clearing Sarfaraz was shot dead in the presence of several visitors. Sarfarz had neither gun nor any other weapons when he was shot dead. Sarfaraz begged rangers officials to take him to hospital as he was bleeding seriously but his helping words were not heard.

Boy’s relatives, area people and journalist community staged protest and sit-in outside Sindh Chief Minister House for more than four hours but not a single official came out to hear their issues.

Sindh CM Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik and other officials took notice when video of the incident was aired on SAMAA TV.

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