SC forms committee to determine those responsible for Amal’s death

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ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court on Tuesday constituted a committee that will determine those responsible for a 10-year-old girl’s death in Karachi.

Amal Umer lost her life after she was hit by a stray bullet during a police encounter in Karachi’s Akhtar Colony area.

The committee will also establish amendments necessary for police training, regulations and treatment of injured persons in hospitals. The advocate general of Sindh, Barrister Aitzaz Ahsan, Lateef Khosa, and Advocate Umaima are part of the committee.

During the hearing, Amal’s tearful mother Beenish recalled the incidents of the day when her child died. “We were traveling from Korangi Road towards FTC when a man approached us at the signal and asked us to hand over everything,” she told the court.

“There was a lot of traffic at the signal at the time. The man took my phone and bag and then told us to roll up the windows and left,” she continued. “As soon as my husband started the car, we heard a gunshot and a bullet suddenly hit our windshield.”