Pak youth shot dead in Islamabad for not stopping car

Pak youth shot dead in Islamabad for not stopping car

A 27-year-old Pakistani man was fatally shot dead by a police officer after he reportedly failed to stop at a checkpoint here, leading to rioting by angry locals in the country's capital city.

Taimur Riaz who was shot in Islamabad's Sector I-10/1 received at least one bullet injury to the head after a police official belonging to the Eagle Squad opened fire on his vehicle, the Dawn reported.

Taimur is reported to have died on the spot from the injury while the officer is said to have fled the scene after the incident.

Police said they have initiated a search for the police official. They said the police official opened fire at Taimur after his refusal to stop.

According to reports, a female passenger in the same vehicle was reported to be in safe condition. The incident led to rioting and protests in Islamabad, with the victim's family dismissing the police statement and saying there had been no prior warning or order to stop before the officer opened fire.

Protesters even set a police camp on fire, the report said. A case has been registered against the police officer by Taimur's brother.

In May 2015, two young men were shot dead by a police patrol in Karachi after the victims, along with four others on three bikes, refused to stop at a police checkpoint.

In June the same year, two young men were shod dead in Punjab's Sadiqabad by two members of the Muhafiz Squad.

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