An elderly man allegedly died due to police torture in Clarkabad area the other day.

The Kot Radha Kishan Police have registered a case against SI Ghulam Ali and five others. Sub-Inspector Ghulam Ali of Okara Cantt Police along with other five officials had come in connection with the investigation of a girl’s kidnapping case. The police arrested two youth - Ubaid Shahzad and Adeel - on charges of kidnapping the girl. In the meanwhile, Ubaid Shahzad’s father Habib Masih attempted to resist arrest of his son but the police allegedly tortured him severely.

The police took away both the accused. However, later, Habib succumbed to his injuries and when the police came to know about the death, they immediately released both the youth.

The death sparked a protest by the bereaved family members and scores of locals. They chanted slogans against the police and demanded stern action against the cops.

The police denied that Habib died of torture and said that he had died of a heart attack. The Kot Radha Kishan Police have started further investigation.