FIR registered against TLY chief Rizvi for 'unintentional murder' of infant

03:05 PM | 9 Nov, 2017
FIR registered against TLY chief Rizvi for 'unintentional murder' of infant
ISLAMABAD - A case has been registered against newly emerged religious party Tehreek Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) chief Khadim Rizvi regarding death of a child in Islamabad.

The Islamabad police have lodged an FIR following a complaint filed by the eight-month old infant's father, alleging that he could not take the child to the hospital, Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims), last night timely due to a rally staged by the TLY and the Sunni Tehreek (ST) jointly.

The religious parties had held rally against government for not punishing those involved in altering the Khatm-i-Nabuwat declaration in nomination papers. The move had been revised by the government.

The FIR has been registered against Rizvi and other protesters under Section 322 of the Pakistan Penal Code, which describes the crime regarding qatl-bis-sabab (unintentional murder).

During the rally, the protesters managed to enter Islamabad and later occupy Faizabad Bridge as the local administration and police were following wait-and-watch policy.

According to officials, there were held several rounds of talk between authorities and protesters but they could not reach a point.

Later, the administration decided to seal the Red Zone except a road left open for officials' movement.