Intezar Ahmed, the 19-year-old who was shot dead after Anti Car Lifting Cell officials opened fire on his car on Khayaban-e-Ittehad road in Karachi early Sunday, died from a single bullet wound behind his ear, confirmed a medical report released on Tuesday.
The report also disclosed that other than the aforementioned body part, there was no mark of a bullet or torture on the body of the deceased. It adds that the deceased had blood marks and sand on his clothes.
Meanwhile, the girl who was allegedly accompanying Ahmed told investigators that she did not see the shooters.
“The CCTV footage of the incident is with the police and eight of the nine police personnel named in the case have been arrested,” DIG Police South Azad Khan told reporters at a press conference yesterday.
He said that the girl “appears to have no link” to the incident.
“She is a witness to the incident and her privacy must be protected,” Khan said.
According to sources, the girl has told police that she did not see the attackers due to the intensity of the sudden firing.
Police are making efforts to record a formal statement of the girl to make it a part of the investigation, they said.
Sources said the girl confirmed she was in the car with Intezar when the police opened fire. She used a rickshaw to leave the scene, they said.
A case was registered at the Darakshan Police Station against unidentified persons on Sunday, and eight suspects, all police officials, were sent into physical remand by the magistrate yesterday.