ISLAMABAD: A young man died after setting himself ablaze at D-Chowk, a few hundred yards away from the Parliament House, against police highhandedness, eyewitnesses of the shivering episode said.
The police said that the victim was identified as Fazl-e-Rabbi, 25, son of Sabir Hussain, resident of Warsak Road, Peshawar. The police were unaware about the reason of his self immolation as Fazl-e-Rabbi refused to record his dying declaration to the police and expressed his hate for the police. However, he told the Pims staff that police brutality was cause of his self-immolation.
“I feel comfortable to die rather to live in the fear of police torture,” the victim told the hospital staff before dying. The police confirmed the happening, saying that the victim was shifted to Burn Centre of the Pims hospital where he breathed his last. The police said that a young man in his twenties, carrying a gallon of kerosene, suddenly appeared in the Chowk, poured the oil on his body and set himself on fire. Watching the scene the people present there got stunned and nobody came forward to rescue him, as the flames were so intense that they couldn’t gather the courage to save him.
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