SHAFAQNA – A Shia detainee embraced martyrdom when an anti-Shia and pro-takfiri policeman axed him to death in Gujrat. Police cop tried to cover-up the heinous crime blaming the victim for blasphemy.
Syed Tufail Haider, 45-year-old resident of District Jhang, was arrested a day earlier for allegedly wounding two people from a locality in Gujrat. According to police authorities, Tufail came to Madina Syedan in Gujrat three days ago to attend a Majlis.
During interrogation, Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) Faraz Naveed got into a heated argument with Tufail and struck him on the neck with an axe lying in the room, a blow which resulted in immediate death. In a bid to hoodwink people’ wrath against the murder, he later accused Tufail of making derogatory remarks that he claimed was a blaspemy but other police officials said that the arrested man was mentally unsound.
“Tufail was kept in the lock-up but he continued uttering derogatory remarks and hurled abuse at policemen. He looked like a malang (wandering preacher) and seemed mentally imbalanced,” duty officer Ali Raza told AFP.
Police have arrested ASI Faraz Naveed and taken the axe into custody. The body of the martyr was sent to a local hospital for a postmortem.
Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has taken notice of Tufail Haider’s murder and has ordered a further investigation of the incident.
Shia parties and leaders have demanded of the Punjab government to abandon its pro-takfiri policies because trigger-happy cops were encouraged by the biased anti-Shia and pro-takfiri policies of the Punjab government.
source : Shia post