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Outrage over point blank teen killing in Pakistan

Friday, 10 Jun, 2011 - 01:33

June 9 - (GRAPHIC CONTENT WARNING) The killing of a teenager by paramilitary forces in front a TV camera causes outrage and shock in Pakistan as the government orders an investigation. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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Under investigation. Pakistani paramilitary say they are investigating the killing of a teenage boy by its personnel, which was caught on camera and broadcast by local television channels. The video shows the unarmed teenage boy, identified later as Sarfaraz Shah, being shot point blank in a public park in an upscale Karachi neighborhood. Earlier Police said Shah was a criminal and was killed in an encounter. According to some reports, Shah was handed over to rangers by people who claimed that he had tried to rob them at gunpoint. Family members and friends, along with the young man's body stage a sit in outside the chief ministers house. His mother declares his innocence. His sister, engulfed in grief calls for Justice. Prime Minister Yusaf Raza Gilani says the nation was in shock. SOUNDBITE: Prime Minister Yusaf Raza Gilani, saying (English): "I will look into this.And the culprits will be brought to justice" The protests have already started. Demonstrators are now out on the streets of Karachi chanting "Hang the killers of Sarfraz Shah." Deborah Lutterbeck, Reuters.

Outrage over point blank teen killing in Pakistan

Friday, 10 Jun, 2011 - 01:33

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