Video shows Quetta policemen torturing a five-year-old minor boy
The two police officials identified as Fateh Sher and Nasrullah torturing the minor boy: Photo grabbed from a video

Syed Ali Shah, Manan Mandokhail: 

In the video, uniformed policemen were subjecting a five-year-old minor boy to torture in Quetta’s Pashtoonabad police station. One by one, two policemen beat and caught the boy from his hair, ear in the video. The video was widely shared on social media networks.

The police team conducted a raid and arrested the two police officials involved in torturing and beating the minor boy, Ghulam Azfar, the Senior Superintendent of Police told a news conference on Friday evening. He said the policemen have been kept in the same police station, where, they had subjected the minor boy to torture.

IG Police Mohsin Hassan Butt took notice of the incident

The Inspector-General of Police Balochistan, Mohsin Hassan Butt took notice of the incident and ordered an inquiry in this regard. “No place for such people in the police department”, Mr. Butt said. A case was also registered against the policemen involved in the incident, the IG informed.

SSP Quetta Ghulam Azfar reaches Pashtoonabad police station

The SSP Quetta, Ghulam Azfar reached Pashtoonabad police station after the video went viral.

“Probe is already underway in this regard”, the IGP stated. The video seems to be seven months old. However, there should be no place for such elements within the police department. It may be mentioned here that police had arrested the father and this five-year-old minor boy for stealing a mobile from a shop on July 1st, 2021.

“Law will take its course, the way policemen tortured the minor boy was unacceptable”, Mohsin Hassan Butt said. Exemplary punishment would be awarded to the two policemen, he concluded.

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