KARACHI: It turned out on Sunday that the policeman who killed a Rangers school student in an encounter on Friday night at Nipa Chowrangi in Gulshan-e-Iqbal was a Police Qaumi Razakar (PQR), ARY News reported.
PQRs are volunteers hired by police department to increase deployment during high alert. They are not entitled to even hold a gun let alone fire. They can only pick up a stick.
The sources said one of the two motorcycle riders was shot dead on suspicion of being a robber, while the other was injured.
A relative of the deceased, Waliullah, said Aziz and Ateeq were going to a tuition center and police signaled them to stop, which they could not follow because of speeding on which police opened fire on them. While, the injured, Aziz, said they could not see police mobile van standing in the dark.
The relative of Ateeq said after the firing incident police stole the Rangers school identity card of the deceased.
When relatives of the victim approached Gulshan-e-Iqbal police station to register FIR, the FIR was not registered according to their wish. They wanted to add terrorism Acts in the report.