The civil society in Quetta, Karachi, and Turbat has stood against the brutal killing of a Baloch student, Hayat Baloch who was allegedly shot dead by a soldier of the Frontier Corps (FC) on Thursday in the Absar area of Turbat, Balochistan.
According to details, Baloch was a final-year student of BSC (Physiology) at the Karachi University. He was reportedly killed by security forces in a knee-jerk reaction following a bomb blast.
He was shot eight times in Turbat, reparts said. After news of the incident went viral on social media, the FC authorities handed over their soldier Shahidullah to the police for investigations on Friday.
You killed HAYAT and expect us to stay silent?
— Gohar Baloch (@GoharBaloch24) August 17, 2020
— Zareef Rind (@ZareefRind) August 16, 2020
An FIR was registered by Hayat’s brother against an unidentified FC soldier in Turbat police station, according to SSP Kech Najibullah Pendrani.
“The killer of Hayat Mirza Baloch would be punished,” SSP Pendrani said at a press conference with Baloch’s brother Tuesday. The person who has publicly murdered an innocent citizen is not worthy of any concession, the official said.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari has called for an inquiry into the killing of a young student.
“Absolutely unacceptable – the killing by FC of a young boy Hayat Baloch in Aabsir Turbat, in front of his family,” Mazari said in a tweet.
“While the personnel responsible have been handed to the police & FIR registered, an inquiry must be held to find out how this brazen killing was allowed to happen,” the minister said as she shared the picture of Baloch’s parents sitting on the ground with his body.
Absolutely unacceptable – the killing by FC of a young boy Hayat Baloch in Aabsir Turbat, in front of his family. While the personnel responsible have been handed to the police & FIR registered, an inquiry must be held to find out how this brazen killing was allowed to happen . pic.twitter.com/RxerJgB28w
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) August 18, 2020
Baloch’s brother told reporters that he was grateful to the FC inspector-general and other officials for arresting the killer.
“I am satisfied with the police investigation and I am sure that my brother’s killer will be punished according to the law,” he said. “We trust the judiciary to provide us with speedy and speedy justice,”he said.