Pakistan: ‘Police brutality’: Victim seeks medical examination

An amputee appealed a magistrate on Friday to order for a medical examination to determine whether he was tortured by the police.

Amir Mehmood, 28, whose one leg was amputated after an accident, told media that he was arrested along with a dozen of his customers from his snooker club on charges of gambling. He said that Station House Officer (SHO) Bashir Ahmed and Sub Inspector (ASI) Sajid Farooq subjected him to “severe torture”. “They beat me with bamboo sticks and made me stand on one leg for hours on end,” he said. He added that the officials also tortured him mentally, by depriving him of food, not allowing him to sleep or contact his family.


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