23 shots fired at Khalil’s family, reveals autopsy of Sahiwal encounter victims
LAHORE: The Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) personnel fired 23 shots at Khalil and members of his family who were killed in what the law enforcers described as an encounter with terrorists on the highway near Sahiwal district, ARY News reported on Tuesday.
The initial postmortem report of the people killed in the Sahiwal shootout revealed that the police sprayed them with bullets from a distance of one to seven feet.
Khalil received 13 bullets as a gunshot wound in his head resulted in his death while his wife, Nabeela, received four bullet wounds in her head. His daughter, Areeba, had six gunshot wounds on her chest as a bullet pierced her heart, leading to her death.
Khalil’s friend, Zeeshan, who was driving the car, received 13 bullets all over his body.
The CTD says Zeeshan was wanted in several cases of crime, including the kidnapping of Ali Haider Gilani, the son of former premier Yousuf Raza Gilani, and several American citizens. It also says he was the deputy chief of a banned outfit. But reports emerged that the man killed by the CTD ran a computer shop and had no criminal background.
It may be noted here that the CTD has changed its versions couple of times since the issue caught spotlight on all the TV channels.