Post mortem report of slain PTI worker Ali Bilal reveals torture, excessive bleeding

LAHORE: The post-mortem report of Ali Bilal aka Zille Shah, a worker of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has confirmed that he died of excessive bleeding after being subjected to brutal torture and a fatal blow to his head.

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In an application seeking to register murder FIR, his father has nominated Caretaker Chief Minister Punjab Mohsin Naqvi, IG Punjab, CCPO Lahore Bilal Kamyana as prime suspects.

The post mortem report as well as multiple videos surfaced online have come as a source of outright rejection of Punjab Police that initially claimed that they were unaware of the whereabouts of Zille Shah, and that who brought him to hospital after his death.

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The caretaker government of Punjab has formed a committee to investigate Bilal’s death, which the PTI claims occurred as a result of torture in police custody.

The post-mortem examination, conducted by a three-member forensic team from General Hospital, revealed evidence of assault on at least 26 points of his body, including on his private parts, with the cause of death determined to be due to torture.

The post-mortem report revealed that part of his skull was badly affected.

The post-mortem report also revealed that blood accumulated in Ali Bilal’s liver and pancreas also contributed to his death. The victim’s blood pressure also fell due to accumulation of blood in the brain, the report said.

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Soon after the post mortem report went viral across all platforms of social media, Dr Mukhtar, Medical Superintendent of Services Hospital was immediately transferred.

Bilal’s alleged custodial death has sparked outrage on social media, with the PTI chief Imran Khan tweeting about his dedicated worker.

Bilal was arrested during a crackdown on PTI workers participating in a public rally led by former premier Imran Khan on March 8. Ali Bilal was present at the rally near Mall Road when police resorted to baton-charge and fired tear gas shells at the party workers.

Several PTI workers including Ali Bilal were arrested for violating the imposition of Section 144.

PTI Chairman Imran Khan shared a video showing Ali Bilal, also affectionately called Zille Shah, was alive when taken to police station. He alleged that Bilal was killed while in police custody.


He was allegedly tortured to death and his body was brought to Services Hospital by two unidentified individuals in a black car, who later fled. Hospital officials confirmed that the victim was assaulted and had already succumbed to his injuries when he was brought to the emergency department.

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