Quetta police arrest killer of Dr. Amir Muhammad Marri: Asad Nasar
SSP Operation Quetta, Asad Khan Nasar addressing a press conference: Photo grabbed from a video on social media

Quetta police arrest killer of Dr. Amir Muhammad Marri: Asad Nasar

Staff Reporter:

Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Quetta, Asad Khan Nasar has said that police have arrested the killer of Dr. Amir Muhammad Marri. The accused had opened fire and killed Dr. Marri in the Eastern Bypass area of the city.

Addressing a press conference on Monday, Mr. Nasar informed that police have arrested the accused Gul Muhammad from the Eastern Bypass area of the city. Other police officers were also present on the occasion.

Modern investigation methods were adopted by police to apprehend the culprit, SSP mentioned. The police party conducted a successful raid and ensured the arrest of the accused involved in the murder of the young doctor, Mr. Nasar stated.

YDA protests against the killing of the young doctor

Young Doctors Association (YDA) Balochistan took out a protest rally in Quetta and demanded the arrest of the culprits involved in the murder of Dr. Marri. The protesters chanted full-throated slogans against the provincial government and police for what they call their failure to protect the health professionals. The YDA activists had also carried placards and banners inscribed with slogans against police and the Balochistan government.

“The accused is under police custody and under investigation”, Asad Nasar informed. He said an inquiry team was interrogating the accused involved in the murder of the young doctor.

Elements involved in terrorist acts would be brought to justice: Nasar

When asked about the fresh terrorism wave in Balochistan, the SSP operations stated that law enforcement agencies were prepared to cope with the situation. He said the elements involved in terrorist acts would be brought to justice. He said police had also launched a crackdown against drug peddlers in the city.

SSP’s comments have come days after low-scale bomb explosions in Kech, Kharan, and other parts of Balochistan. Security has been tightened in and around Quetta city in the aftermath of recent terrorist acts.

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