Committee to probe prisoner’s death – 25 May 2023

Young man reported dead in police custody after being arrested for theft

A committee has been formed to inquire into the death of a young man in police custody. This was stated by the DPO of Lodhran.

Five days ago personnel from the Dhanot Police Station had arrested Adil in an alleged case of theft.

He died at the police station on Tuesday.

The heirs of Adil launched a protest over his death in police custody. They had burnt tires to block the Lodhran-Kahror Pakka Road.

The heirs alleged that police had not allowed them to visit Adil since his arrest. They alleged that Adil had died due to police torture.

They appealed to the prime minister, the chief minister and the Inspector-General of Police for justice.

According to police sources, Adil had been allegedly involved in more than 10 cases of theft.

They alleged that Adil had committed suicide by hanging himself with the drawstring of his Shalwar.

They said that Adil had not been tortured in any way.

Adil’s postmortem was being conducted, and the report would make clear the cause of Adil’s death.

The DPO of Lodhran alleged that the suspect committed suicide since he (Adil) had been suffering from depression.

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