DERA GHAZI KHAN-Citizens staged a protest against the police for allegedly torturing a youth in custody to death here at Pull Daat Chowk the other day.

Family members of the youth, flanked by scores of citizens, blocked traffic by placing body of the deceased on road. They also shouted slogans against Shah Jamaal Police SHO and set the tyres on fire.

They told the media that 23-year-old Ibrahim, son of Bashir Ahmed and a resident of Rasheedabad Colony was in the custody of Shah Jamal Police. They alleged that the police had arrested him on fake theft charges. “In the police custody , his condition deteriorated due to alleged police torture and was shifted to Nishtar Hospital Multan where he succumbed to injuries,” they alleged.

Later, the Gaddi Police officials assured the family members of investigating the matter at which they agreed to end the protest.

Girl raped

KASUR: A girl was raped in Basti Barat Shah here the other day. According to police, Hanifan Bibi, wife of Ashraf and a resident of Basti Barat Shah, submitted an application to the Kanganpur Police, alleging that her niece was alone at home when the accused Noor Muhammad barged into the house and raped her. The police have registered a case against the accused and started investigation.

Meanwhile a man was killed in collision between a car and motorbike in Sehjawal village of Pattoki here.

According to police, Muhammad Ishaq, a resident of Bhola Garhi, was crossing Sehjawal Railway Crossing on a motorbike when he collided with a car, coming from the opposite direction.

As a result, Ishaq was killed on the spot while the car driver Ejaz sustained critical injuries. The Pattoki Saddr Police are investigating.