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Senate Body Summons FC IG Over Killing Of Baloch Youth

The Senate Functional Committee on Human Rights has summoned Frontier Corps Inspector General and the Balochistan Police chief to brief the Senate body on the extrajudicial killing of Hayat Baloch in Turbat and the action taken against the officials concerned.

According to Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, the IG will brief the committee on ‘failures identified in SOPs and actions taken thereof in the wake of this tragedy’. The Balochistan Police IG will brief the committee on the registration of an FIR against the suspects and progress in the case.

Muhammad Hayat Baloch was allegedly killed by enraged personnel of the Frontier Corps on Thursday after a convoy of the security forces was targeted with an IED nearby. Hayat, who was a student of Karachi University, was initially punched and kicked and then shot dead while his sister and mother pleaded for mercy.

The family of the victim then lodged a First Information Report (FIR) with the Turbat police. The parents of Hayat Baloch have informed the cops that they can identify the murderer of their son. According to SSP (Turbat), an internal investigation by the Frontier Corps found that the accused personnel ‘reacted in haste’ and handed him over to the police for further probe into the extra-judicial killing of the 25-year-old student.


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