Police killed 22-year-old student in Islamabad

Police killed 22-year-old student in Islamabad

The capital police on Saturday killed a 22-year-old student in Islamabad.

The First Information Report (FIR) was registered at Ramna police staion on the complaint of deceased father Nadeem Younis Satti.

Satti claimed that a day before the policemen threatened his son Osama Satti after an exchange of words.  

He said that Osama died on the spot after police opened fire at his car on Kashmir Highway.

According to the report of Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Osama had received one bullet in his head, one in his chest and the others all over his body.

The FIR said that Osama had gone out to drop a friend at the National University of Science and Technology (NUST) around 2am on the night between Jan 1 and Jan 2.

Satti said that the five policemen had followed his son before attacking.

"They forced his car to stop and then in a display of terrorism and barbarity they fired 17 bullets at the car from all four sides," Satti said in the FIR.

The FIR, which was registered under section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act, 1997, and sections 302 (premeditated murder), 148 (rioting armed with deadly weapon) and 149 (common intention/object) of the Pakistan Penal Code, identified the shooters as Mudassar Iqbal, Shakeel Ahmed, Muhammad Mustafa, Saeed Ahmed and Iftikhar Ahmed.

Meanwhile, the official of the capital police told media that the incident happened due to the ‘misunderstanding’ as police had received reports of a fleeing car after a robbery in Shams colony while Osama's car was also in the same locality.

“The counter terrorism squad asked the driver to stop vehicle but he did not follow the instructions so the police opened fire as it seemed suspicious to them,” the official added.

According to the initial inquiry of the police, the deceased was innocent while the police had arrested five officials of the capital's Counter Terrorism Force after being booked for the murder of Osama Satti.

In a statement on Twitter, the capital police said that the Islamabad IG had taken notice of the incident and formed an investigation committee to probe further. "The officials involved in the incident have been arrested. Action will be taken according to law," it said