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PESHAWAR: A seventh-grade student has allegedly committed suicide under mysterious circumstances at a Peshawar police station on Sunday.
The police said that the youngster was arrested from a Peshawar bazaar after being indulged in a fight. According to police, the boy committed suicide inside the prison after strangulating himself using a piece of cloth, the police said adding that they are investigating the entire episode.
On the other hand, the father of the seventh-grade student, Shahzaib, rejected the police claims and said that the cops had tortured his son and later hanged his body, claiming that he had committed suicide.
Meanwhile, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan has ordered a judicial inquiry into the matter. The IG KP who was directed to intervene in the matter by KP CM and Governor Shah Farman has suspended all cops present at the police station during the incident.
Chief Minister Mahmood Khan while taking notice of the student’s death during the custody had directed a judicial probe into the entire episode and ordered to suspend all cops present on the occasion.
Governor KP Shah Farman also approached the IG and directed him to submit a complete report to him regarding the incident. “Why the student was apprehended at first and what were the circumstances that led him to allegedly committing suicide?” the CM asked.
Extending his sympathies to the family of the boy, the Chief Minister assured them that they would be provided with justice. The IGP also directed the Operations DIG to submit a preliminary report on the incident.
A statement released by the KP Police also confirmed a team, headed by the deputy inspector (investigation), had been constituted on the orders of IGP to investigate the case.
It said that police were taking all essential steps, adding that no stone will be left unturned to ensure instant justice to the victim’s family.