HYDERABAD: A Hindu man died after jumping into a septic well reportedly to escape rage of a policeman who was running after him to beat him in Tando Mohammad Khan on Thursday.

The victim’s family claimed that he took the extreme step after having been subjected to violence by a policeman.

Sources in Tando Mohammad Khan said that Alam, 35, son of Prem Kohli, had gone to the civil hospital where he exchanged hot words with the policeman, identified as Qadir, on duty there.

Alam’s family claimed that the policeman had beaten him black and blue and a close-circuit television camera had recorded the incident. Somehow Alam ran away from the hospital in a bid to hide himself from the cop and jumped into the well, which proved fatal for him.

The victim’s relatives blocked the Hyderabad-Sujawal road in protest and told reporters that due to fever, Alam had been visiting the hospital for two days.

They demanded registration of an FIR against the policeman. Alam was a resident of Pandhi Wah.

Published in Dawn, September 9th, 2022

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