Student killed in ‘crossfire’ between police and peddlers in Afghan Camp
[DAWN] A teenage student was killed and a passer-by maimed in crossfire between police and drug peddlers in Afghan Camp, also known as Kochi Camp, near Superhighway on Saturday morning, officials and witnesses said.
The incident sparked a protest by area people who staged a sit-in on Superhighway, now called M-9 Motorway, along with the coffin of the student for a considerable period of time, causing a traffic mess on the busy highway that links the city with the rest of the country.
The police said that a heavy contingent of law enforcers raided Khilji Goth near Kochi Camp, where Afghan refugees have been living since long, in an operation to flush out drug peddlers.
On seeing the police, the suspects resorted to firing and the law enforcers returned fire.
Posted by: Fred 2018-08-27