Four police officers arrested after toddler killed in Karachi firing

KARACHI: Four police officers were arrested on Wednesday after a 19-month-old boy was killed in crossfire near Safoora Chowrangi at Karachi’s University Road, in yet another incident of alleged police negligence during a shootout with suspected criminals.

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The toddler, Ahsan, died when a bullet entered his chest and exited through his back, the post-mortem report revealed. The bullet also grazed and injured the child’s father, Kashif Raja, who said his son was killed by a bullet fired by a policeman while the family were climbing into a rickshaw near Safoora Chowrangi within the limits of Sachal Police Station on Tuesday evening.

The child’s funeral prayers were offered earlier today, in Block 8 of Gulistan-e-Johar.

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