KHANEWAL -A murder accused died in police custody allegedly due to heart attack while the relatives of the deceased alleged that he died due to police torture.

Javed Iqbal was arrested by the police. Body of the deceased was shifted to DHQ Hospital where doctors in their early report confirmed the version of police department that the accused died of a heart attack.

Relatives and friends of the deceased person blocked the main highway for two hours in protest. DPO Jahanzaib Nazeer Khan reached there and confirmed that he will take action according to the postmortem report. Later, the people disbursed and opened the road.

Umair had died due to a gunshot a few months ago in the area of Chab Kalan police. FIR no 259/16 was launched against unknown but after few days police arrested Javed Iqbal who was a worker at a petrol pump.

Body of the deceased was handed over to relatives after postmortem.