Friday, January 16, 2015

Lady councillor killed, two injured as Gwadar police disperses protesters

By Shezad Baloch

January 16, 2015

QUETTA: A woman councillor was shot dead and two others were wounded after police fired into the air to disperse an angry mob gathered outside the house of police officials in Gwadar district on Friday.

According an official at Ormara Police Station, “A woman was killed and two others were wounded when police fired blank shots in the air to disperse protesters in Juna Line area of Ormara Tehsil outside the house of the policemen.”

Sources said that councillor Gul Nisa Sameer of Balochistan National Party (BNP) and other local residents had gathered outside the house of some policemen for bringing an unknown woman to their house in Police Lines area of Ormara.

Police, deployed to mange the crowd, allegedly fired blank shots into the air to disperse the protesters after a quarrel broke out between some officials and angry protesters. The latter insisted that the accused officials produce the woman hidden in their house.

In the aerial firing, the councillor, and two others received bullets wounds. They were rushed to the hospital, but the councillor succumbed to her injuries.

Despite several attempts, the SHO of Ormara Police Station could not be reach for comments, however a constable at the station told The Express Tribune that the SHO was busy with the case.

The deceased lady councillor had recently been elected to a municipal committee during a phase of the local bodies’ elections.

After the incident, District Police Officer (DPO) Gwadar and Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) reached the Ormara police station and launched an inquiry into the incident.

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