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Celebrities Demand #JusticeforSalahuddin After His Horrifying Death in Police Custody


Celebrities Demand #Justiceforsalahuddin After the Custodial Death of A Mentally Disabled Person Sparks Social Media Outrage

Amidst several ongoing issues, the death of a mentally disabled man in the police custody has taken social media by storm and people are demanding #justiceforsalahuddin.

Last month, Salahuddin was arrested for allegedly robbing an ATM in Faisalabad and sticking his tongue out at the CCTV camera. The video of his mischievous act first got him arrested and then, it cost him his life!

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The latest footage released by the Shaikh Zayed Medical College Hospital (SZMCH) confirms that ATM thief Salahuddin Ayubi was brought to the health facility dead. The CCTV footage that has gone viral on social media proves that Ayubi was brought to the hospital on a stretcher on Saturday night at 9:48pm. Ayubi was brought handcuffed to the medical ward where doctors declared him dead. Later, the footage showed, the policemen took his body to the postmortem building. After 3am, the body of Ayubi was again brought to the emergency block for X-ray and the process was completed. SZMCH focal person Rana Ilyas Ahmed confirmed that the hospital administration had released the footage. Afzaal, Ayubi’s father, on Wednesday alleged that his son was subjected to brutal torture by police. His counsel Usama Khawar Ghuman shared the video clip of Ayubi’s father in which he said he was not satisfied with the postmortem report. He urged Chief Minister Usman Buzdar and the Lahore High Court chief justice to investigate the case and give strict punishment to the policemen involved in the murder. Police spokesperson Zeeshan Randhawa, in a statement, requested the public not to doubt the sincerity of police in pursuing the case and wait for the report of the judicial inquiry. The officials who were nominated in the FIR, had been suspended from service, he added.

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While he was in custody, he was brutally tortured by the police. A video surfaced on the internet where the officials from the Punjab police were beating and humiliating Salahuddin Ayubi in custody and apparently, enjoying his reaction being a mentally disabled person.

This video has sparked social media outrage. An FIR has also been registered against the police officials involved in this custodial murder case.

According to Geo News, all three policemen involved in this case have also been suspended, including the Station House Officer who was in charge of Salahuddin.

The horrifying incident has raised many voices on social media and people are demanding #justiceforsalahuddin after his family further provided proofs that he was mentally challenged.

Pakistani Celebrities including Armeena Khan and Hamza Ali Abbasi have also spoken up on this incident that clearly shows the sickening display of abuse of power by the Punjab police officials.

Actress/Humanitarian Armeena Khan is also saddened by this tragedy.

She thinks Salahuddin was a real-life’Bhola’ from the famous Ranjha Ranjha Kardi and had mental health issues

Famous actor/social activist Hamza Ali Abbasi also demanded #justiceforsalahuddin. He wrote that no country can prosper without justice!

#IamSalahudding and #JusticeforSalahuddin are trending on top on Twitter as it has shaken everyone to the core!

Zara Noor Abbas seems disappointing considering the number of horrifying cases we have come across recently

Haroon Shahid also raised questions against the current government!

Ali Safina thinks that police reforms are the need of the hour!

Veteran actress Hina Khwaja Bayat also expects PM Imran Khan to take immediate action as the nation cannot afford another “disappointment or betrayal”!

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