DROSH: A police constable in the garrison town of Drosh allegedly beat and killed a man about three days ago.
Source told Chital Today that constable confronted the man at a mosque and wanted a body and luggage search on which an argument ensued between the police official and the man.
The police constable slapped the man in the nose after which he started bleeding and later died. The body of the man was taken to a hospital where the police allegedly managed to get a medical report describing the cause of the death as a high sugar level. A photo of the dead body circulating on the social media shows stains of blood discharged from the nose of the victim and also lying on the pillow of a bed where it is lying.
The body was later buried in the local graveyard as unidentified. The incident was, however, taken up in the social media three days later. The reports circulating in the social media said that the man worked as a labourer in Drosh and the police constable beat and killed him over an argument to check his belonging.
It was also alleged that the deceased was carrying a national identity card but the police concealed it to declare him as unidentified. The police buried the body in the darkness of night in a local graveyard declaring him unidentified. It is also alleged that influential people were being approached to hush up the case.
A police source told ChitralToday that a call data record of the deceased showed he had last talked to a man in Rahim Yar Khan. The police contacted that man who said the deceased had worked with him for 15 years and was either an Uzbek or Afghan.
The source said specimen from the body had been sent for laboratory examination and the constable, Ziaur Rehman was detained. He said it was strange how a person can die of nose bleeding.
The SHO of the Drosh police station, who himself is investigating the matter, could not be contacted by ChitralToday for comments.