Sultan Nazeer, the Karachi student killed in a fake encounter earlier this week, has been laid to rest in Hunza Thursday.
The burial was in Nazeer’s hometown of Khanabad in Hunza.
But the policemen accused of murdering Nazeer are still at large, the police informed the administrative judge of an anti-terrorism court in Karachi the same day Nazeer was buried.
The investigation officer of the case submitted a report before the judge that the two police constables, Shabbir Ahmed and Jahangir Khan, were on the run. He told the court that efforts were underway to nab the absconding suspects.
A case was registered against the two Karachi policemen on Monday.
News of Nazeer’s killing came two days after a 22-year-old Islamabad student, Usama Nadeem, was shot dead by the Anti-Terrorist Squad personnel.
The FIR against the Karachi cops was registered under Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code and Section 7 of the Anti-Terrorism Act at the Site A Section police station, where they are deployed.
It was registered on the request of Saleemullah, the cousin of the victim, Nazeer.
Nazeer was a student of BCom and used to work in Saddar.The victim’s family is worried over the pace of the investigation.
Speaking to The News, Saleemullah, a cousin of Nazeer, said the police had not contacted him since the lodging of the FIR and his family was not satisfied with the probe.
“He [Nazir] was a scout and has been buried in his homeland with full honour,” he said, expressing disgust over the initial claim made by police that the victim was a robber who got killed in an exchange of fire with police personnel in the SITE area. “Would a robber hire Bykea to mug people?” he questioned.
He said Nazir had come to Karachi from Hunza a couple of years ago and had started a small garments shop in the Saddar area with the help of his brother.
“The whole Gilgit-Baltistan is in anger over what Sindh police have done,” he said, referring to the videos and pictures of Nazir’s funeral being shared on social media. “He was a boy scout, a responsible person and a social activist. Labelling him a robber is an insult to his services to society.”