GUJRAT: A child was killed on Friday after being hit by a vehicle of Elite Force near Lalamusa, confirmed police.
Nine-year old Ahmed Chughtai was hit by an Elite Force vehicle after he was reportedly pushed from the crowd.
Chughtai, a student of grade 6, was standing on the pavement, to watch Nawaz’s convoy, when he was reportedly pushed towards the road moments before the Elite Force vehicle passed.
“Nawaz Sharif killed my child,” said the grieved mother of the child.
The boy’s father, suffered a heart attack after hearing news of his child’s death. The father was admitted in an ICU of a local hospital.
The protocol vehicles did not stop after the child was run over.
Rescue 1122 vehicles were also part of the convoy but also did not stop to assist the child, reported Geo News.
The child’s uncle claimed that Chugtai was lying on the ground suffering and nobody stopped to help him.
“The vehicle tried to break but could not stop in time. We have issued instructions to arrest the driver of the vehicle and will pursue the case as per law,” said a senior police official deployed in the area.
However, Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah claimed that the child was not run over by a vehicle in Nawaz’s convoy, but was hit by “some other vehicle which was joining the convoy”.
“We have demanded an inquiry report on the incident from the local administration. Compensation will be paid to the affected family,” said Sanaullah.
DPO Gujrat Sohail Chatta said a FIR has been registered and the police has identified the driver of the vehicle.
The relatives of deceased protested and blocked GT Road by putting Chughtai’s body in the middle of the road.
Maryam Nawaz, daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, expressed grief at the death of the child.