Murder of a young man sparks protest in Chaman
Protesters burnt tires during against the murder of a young man in Chaman: Photo grabbed from a video provided by Sardar Muhammad Khondai

Murder of a young man sparks protest in Chaman

Sardar Muhammad Khondai : 

The Murder of a young man in Chaman, Pakistan’s bordering city with Afghanistan has sparked the protest. Police said a young man seriously wounded by robbers in Bakht Barma area of Chaman succumbed to injuries in hospital.

The angry protesters brought the dead body outside the office of Deputy Commissioner Killa Abdullah to mount pressure on the administration to arrest the killers. They burnt tires and blocked the road to vent their anger. The young man identified as Muhammad Ilyas, police stated.

“Our protest will continue till the arrest of killers”, Salahuddin Achakzai, the former district Nazim Killa Abdullah said. However, the DC Killa Abdullah, Tariq Javed Mengal met protesters and assured them practical action against the murderers. The protesters called off their agitation after the assurance of the DC.

Protesters blocked the road outside the DC office  

The protesters blocked road outside the office of the DC Killa Abdullah. The protest also caused the worst traffic jam in the bordering town. Police said so far no arrest made in connection with the murder of a young man. “Such incidents have become the order of the day in Chaman”, Mr. Achakzai lamented.

This incident has come weeks after the murder of a national cricket player in Chaman. The killing of cricket player had also sparked protests in the city. “We want the arrest of killers”, Shamsullah, the brother of the young man demanded. He said the district administration must arrest the culprits behind the murder of his brother.

File photo of Muhammad Ilyas killed by robbers in Chaman

Security tightened around government offices 

The administration had taken strict security measures during the protest. Levies and policemen deployed in and around the DC’s office and other offices to avert any untoward incident. There were no immediate words from the district Killa Abdullah administration about the incident.

The protesters also chanted full-throated slogans against the police and district administration for what they called their failure to protect the citizens.

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