Saturday, October 1, 2022

Amal Umar's death: SC disposes of suo motu notice, orders action against cops

Amal Umar's death: SC disposes of suo motu notice, orders action against cops
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Tuesday disposed of the suo motu notice related the death of 10-year-old Amal Umar who died after being shot by policemen during an encounter. The court also ordered the action against the policemen involved in the incident. It also ordered the Sindh government to pay Rs one million as compensation to the family of the victim. It also directed to distribute the amount equally between Amal’s parents and Rah Amal Trust. On September 18, former CJP Saqib Nisar had taken notice of the death of 10- Amal Umar. Amal was shot during an alleged crossfire between police and robbers that occurred in Karachi's Defence area. Later, Deputy Inspector General (DIG) South Javed Alam Odho admitted that the bullet that killed Amal was fired by a policeman. After she was shot, Amal's parents, who were in the car with her, took her to NMC where she passed away after being denied medical treatment. According to her mother Beenish, the hospital asked them to take her to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre or Aga Khan Hospital.