close
Saturday June 15, 2024

Road blocked to protest death of jail inmate

By Our Correspondent
April 22, 2024
This representational image shows dozens of trucks stuck on the road. — AFP/File
This representational image shows dozens of trucks stuck on the road. — AFP/File

JAMRUD: The relatives of a man, who died at the Jamrud jail, on Sunday blocked the Pak-Afghan Highway in protest. Earlier, they staged a protest outside the jail. However, later they placed the body on the Jamrud Bypass, blocking the Pak-Afghan Highway to traffic.

The jail officials said that the police had arrested the man identified as Noor-ul-Amin, a resident of Jamrud, on the charge of selling drugs, but his condition suddenly deteriorated in the jail on Sunday morning after which he was taken to a hospital where he died. However, Noor-ul-Amin’s family members said he was innocent as the police had not recovered any drugs from him. They claimed the deceased died from police torture. The jail officials said that they did not know if the accused was tortured at the time of the arrest. They claimed the accused was not tortured in the jail. The protesters opened the Pak-Afghan Highway to traffic after holding talks with the police and the MNA from Khyber district.