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Woman, daughter beaten up by police

Inamullah Khattak

RAWALPINDI: A mother seeking police help in arresting the killers of her two daughters fell victim to the brutality of police here on Saturday.

Talking to reporters, Shahjehan Begum alleged that her daughters Saima Naz and Saira Naz were killed and another was injured by one Asad in a hostel in the limits Civil Lines police on June 20, 2011. She said she filed a murder case with the Civil Lines police but the killer was still at large. “Even Regional Police Officer (RPO) Mohammad Zubair and City Police Officer (CPO) Azhar Hameed Khokhar did not take notice of my plight,” she complained.

“Today I arrived here with my daughter Sobia and relative Sher Khan to meet Shahbaz Sharif and request him to provide me justice but SHO Raja Shakeel detained us in a room and tortured us mercilessly,” she said in a choked voice.

When the crying mother was trying to enter the venue of the public gathering on the premises of Pir Mehr Ali Shah University, police stopped and thrashed her at the gate.

When she insisted to move in, the police detained the complainants in a room built at Gate number 1 for security guards. The police freed them after the chief minister left the venue.

Ms Shahjehan alleged that the killer was being protected by some influential people in the city.

An eyewitness told this reporter that police dragged the women on the road by pulling their hair and also hit Sher Khan. The chief minister reportedly took notice of the incident and directed the RPO to arrest the killer and submit a report to his office.

Besides, he also invited Ms Shahjahan to the chief minister office in Lahore.