Faizabad sit-in death roll rises

Faizabad sit-in death roll rises

RAWALPINDI -  A 60-year-old man, who had sustained a critical head injury during the police operation against protesters at the Faizabad Interchange, died at Benazir Bhutto Hospital on Sunday morning, taking the death toll to seven.

As many as eight other injured were still being treated at three Allied Hospitals (AHs), sources said. The Rescue 1122 brought two wounded police officials from Police Lines Number 1 to the BBH while an injured man with rubber bullet injuries in the abdomen was also admitted to the emergency ward of the BBH.

According to sources, the death toll of the Faizabad operation reached seven as Mohammad Zahoor, a resident of Banni, died at the BBH on Sunday morning.

Zahoor had sustained the head injury during a baton charge by law enforcement agencies against Faizabadprotesters.

The hospital administration, however, refused to comment on the death of the old man.

The two policemen brought to the BBH by the Rescue 1122 from the Police Lines were identified as assistant sub inspectors (ASIs) Sajjad Ali and Muhammad Ayub.

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