At least 11 men have been arrested for lynching Bilal Noorzai and two others in Quetta’s Hazara Town. According to reports, the police identified them with the help of a video.
An angry mob brutally lynched the three young men following which situation got tenses in the area. The mob reportedly brutally beat the three men. Bilal Noorzai, as a result, died on the spot while the other two were critically injured.
Besides, Senior Suprident of Police (SSP), Tariq Illahi Mastoi has also suspended five cops of the area including SHO.
What actually happened no one knows. However, several unconfirmed versions are doing rounds on social media. According to some reports, the boys allegedly had harassed a woman.
A thread on what lead to the brutal killings of three Pashtun men at the hands of a mob, supported by the local police at Hazara town.
— Cyber Pirate (@realcyberpirate) May 30, 2020
Meanwhile, an eye-witness account suggests that a Hazara man had purchased Vitz (car) and the boys were there to receive only payments.
The victim has recorded it's about mob lynching #HazaraTown
According to his statement that Hazara had purchased vitz(car) so they have been there to receive the remaining payments.
Meanwhile these ruthless Hazaras have ambushed them.#JusticeForBilal pic.twitter.com/0dlAlXNU5k
— @Quettacitynews (@Pashtana454) May 30, 2020
However, these are just unconfirmed reports. Besides, an alleged video of the incident is also going viral on social media.
ہزارہ ٹاؤن کوئٹہ میں ہزارہ ہجوم نے تین نوجوانوں کو وحشیانہ تشدد کرکے قتل کردیا۔ پولیس اہلکار حملہ آوروں کو بھگانے میں مصروف رہے۔ پولیس اہلکار اس قتل میں برابر کے شریک ہیں. ویڈیو میں ملزموں اور پولیس اہلکاروں کےچہرے واضح طور پر دیکھے جا سکتے ہیں۔#JusticeForBilalNoorzai pic.twitter.com/KxI1SM6nnD
— Imam Azam Kakar (@imampanezai) May 30, 2020
According to Governor Balochistan Jam Kamal Khan, the provincial government is investigating the tragic incident and a case has been registered in this regard. He took to Twitter and said the injured men would be treated in Karachi.
Netizens are sad and mad
What led to the brutal treatment of the three boys will be ascertained after the probe is complete. Meanwhile, the people in Pakistan are shocked and saddened after the three young men were brutally lynched in Hazara Town.
Here’s how some of them have reacted.
ہاتھ کیسے نہیں کانپے ایسے پیارے انسان کو قتل کرتے وقت۔ ارے پورے ہزارہ کمیونٹی میں کو ئی انسان نہیں تھا اس کو بچانے کے لئے۔ سارے درندے تھے۔ 😪#JusticeForBilal #justiceforjibran #JusticeForBilalNoorzai pic.twitter.com/zP9IefvrHM
— Diljan Wazir (@DiljanDeejay) May 30, 2020
Shocked & saddened at the news of 3 young Pashtun men being brutally lynched in Hazara Town. There is no excuse for such a horrific act. Those responsible must be arrested immediately. May God give their families strength to bear this immense loss & may peace prevail.
— Nida Kirmani (@nidkirm) May 30, 2020
Today three pashtuns were lynched in hazara Town Quetta. One died and three are in critical condition. The way they were killed & tortured is highly condemnable. Their actions are no different than beasts who are always blood hungry. I hope they arrest those who are involved. pic.twitter.com/XGFCud4kz7
— Mirwais Kakar (@Mirwaiskk) May 29, 2020
Some of them are blaming the local police for not doing anything in this regard.
ایس ایچ او اور ڈی ایس پی ہزارہ ٹاون ہزارہ درندوں کے ساتھ ملے ہوے ہیں اسے نوکری سے برطرف کیا جایے اور انکی بھی سخت سے سخت انکوایری کی جایے۔۔بلال خان کے قاتلوں کو سخت سے سخت سزا ملنی چاہیے۔#JusticeForBilalNoorzai #HazaraTown #Quetta pic.twitter.com/Oqm1cQgMGM
— sajid khan kakar (@KudezaiSajid) May 30, 2020
Chairman World Hazara Council Akram Gizabi has also condemned the incident.
I heard the sad news of lynching of three #Pashtun boys in #Quetta, #HazaraTown. I personally condemn this act of violence. It was carried out by some thugs who didn't know what they were doing. This is not terrorism, Hazaras never had terrorists.
— Akram Gizabi (@AGizabi) May 30, 2020
Meanwhile, a protest was also staged outside the CM House with the victim’s body.
The situation will be getting worst if not addressed properly, the sentiments of protesters was on its peak, govt must take their responsibility.#HazaraTown#Quetta #PashtunGenocideInQuetta pic.twitter.com/dhO8OD6HAv
— Jaffar Khan kakar (@jaffar_bazai) May 30, 2020
To sum up, the sad incident has brought misery in the city of Quetta. People of the land are demanding justice and an impartial inquiry of the violent lynching. Moreover, this is not the first time that we have come across such an incident. A powerful man had killed Jibran Agha, a young 17-year-old boy, in Quetta.
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