After being booked on Saturday for the murder of a 22-year-old man in Islamabad earlier in the day, five members of the capital’s Anti Terrorism Unit were arrested.
Osama sustained several bullet wounds and died on the spot after police opened fire on his car on the Kashmir Highway, according to the first information record of the incident, reported on the complaint of the deceased parent, Nadeem Younis Satti, at the capital’s Ramna police station.
Satti said the body of his son was moved to the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences, where it was discovered that he had received one bullet in his brain, one in his stomach, and the other in his body.
He also alleged that the police had “brutally” shot his son died the previous day after threatening his son over a simple exchange of words. Satti said in the FIR, adding that his son had told him about the physical altercation after it had ended, “My son lost his life due to an ordinary exchange of terse words,”
On the other side, police claimed that the incident was a case of “misunderstanding”. Sub-divisional police officer Khalid Awan said that after a robbery in the Shams colony, when Osama’s car was still in the city, police had received reports of a fleeing car.
“Coincidentally, Osama’s car was also in the vicinity,” he added, adding that it appeared odd to an anti-terrorist squad that had originally pushed the vehicle to halt but opened fire once orders had not been complied with.