Post-mortem report: MQM worker’s body bore torture marks

WEB DESK: The post-mortem report of MQM worker Aftab Ahmed, who died in Rangers’ custody, said several torture marks were visible on his body.

The examination report, a copy of which is available with Business Recorder, stated that the body was full of bruises and abrasions; reddish black marks were present at various parts including chest, thighs, skull and buttocks. Skin had received multiple abrasions. A nail of the left toe was partially torn off.

It said the cause of death could not be ascertained; however, specimens of various body parts had been sent for pathological tests. The autopsy took place in the presence of a magistrate, Kaleemullah Kalhor, at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC). Aftab Ahmad was arrested by Rangers at his residence in Federal B. Area on May 1 for his alleged involvement in several criminal cases. He was later produced before an Anti-Terrorism Count (ATC) which handed over him to Rangers on a 90-day detention.

“The detained accused on early Tuesday morning felt pain in his chest. He was moved to hospital for treatment; however, he expired due to heart attack,” said a Rangers spokesman in a statement released on May 3. On the other hand, Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) termed his death an ‘extra judicial killing’ and urged the Chief Justice Supreme Court of Pakistan to take notice of the “killing”. On Wednesday, Army Chief ordered an inquiry into his death.

Source: Business Recorder