PESHAWAR - The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed its profound concern over the killing of a missing seminary student, who was admitted to a local hospital in precarious condition where he died within a couple of hours on Saturday. In a statement issued here, Vice Chairperson of the HRCP for Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Sher Muhammad Khan said on Sunday that the relatives of the deceased, 24-year-old Tahseenullah told a visiting team of the Commission that he was rounded up by security agencies on June 2008. Later, he was charged in a terror act but an Anti-Terrorism Court acquitted him after the prosecution failed to prove him guilty of the crime. But soon after his release he was again arrested by the sleuths of an intelligence agency, which led his relatives to file a petition before the Supreme Court for his recovery. The Vice Chairman of the HRCP censured those who were behind this heinous crime of extra-legal killing, urging the government to play its constitutional role in protecting the right to life to its citizens guaranteed in the Constitution. Killing people, even declared terrorists, without following the due course of law will not augur well for the stability of the country. The law of the land must be followed which strictly prohibits extra-judicial killings, he said. Such incidents, he observed, are not only disappointing for the HRCP but for all the sensible citizens of the country. The noted human rights defender also pointed towards the pressure of the 'hidden forces on the police concerned for not lodging first information report of the incident. He demanded of the provincial and federal governments as well as the superior judiciary to take serious note of the killing of Tahseenullah and order impartial and independent probe into the case so that those behind the killing of the deceased could be brought to the book.