KARACHI - An alleged criminal died in the custody of Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) mysteriously here on Friday.

A 40-year-old Abdul Hameed, son of Ghulam Hussain was arrested by CTD police on the night between Thursday and Friday during a raid in Korangi locality. CTD officials claimed that the accused hailed form Dera Ghazi Khan and wanted to at least nine cases of crime including murders, adding that the CTD police arrested him on a tip-off about his presence.

He was kept detained at CTD’s Civil Line building where he died under mysterious circumstances. “On Friday early afternoon, he asked the CTD personnel to go for a washroom,” claimed CTD SSP Naveed Khawaja. “The CTD personnel took him to the washroom on the second floor of the building from where he attempted to escape and jumped from the second floor.”

SSP Khawaja further claimed that the CTD personnel later took him to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre where he succumbed to his injures. He said that his postmortem could not be perform due to the unavailability of the magistrate and an autopsy would be conduct today (Saturday) to ascertain the actual cause of death. “As it was a custodian death, an inquiry would also be constituted and the CTD personnel would deal accordingly to law if they found guilty,” SSP Khawaja explained.