40pc of Aftab Ahmed's body covered in bruises, reveals postmortem
KARACHI: The postmortem report of Aftab Ahmed, coordinator of senior MQM leader Dr Farooq Sattar, revealed that around 35 to 40 per cent of his body bore bruises and abrasions.
"Approximately 35 to 40pc of the body surface found congested due to multiple bruises," stated the postmortem report available with Dawn.com
The cause of death has been reserved in the postmortem report till the histopathological and chemical examiner's report is completed.
Doctors in Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) conducted the postmortem.
"Multiple bruises found which are variable in sizes in different regions of the body. Redish and redish black in colour, some found overlapping each other," read the postmortem report.
Ahmed's body also had multiple abrasions, with patches of skin missing. His left foot's big toe nail was displaced from its anatomical position. Deep congestion with swelling was also noted around both his ankle joints, said the report.
Death under controversial circumstances
Earlier, the MQM had claimed that Aftab Ahmed had died in the custody of Rangers.
The Rangers later said in a press release that Aftab had complained of chest pain early morning, after which he was taken to the hospital.
Dr Seemin Jamali, head of emergency at JPMC, said Ahmed, who the Rangers picked up in a raid on Sunday, was admitted to the hospital at around 7am on Tuesday.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was performed on the man, who had no pulse or blood pressure when he was brought to the hospital. He died at around 7:45am after doctors failed to revive him.
Director General (DG) Rangers Major General Bilal Akber later accepted that the deceased MQM worker was tortured by Rangers in custody and vowed that strict action will be taken against those responsible for misconduct.
The statement came after pictures and videos were seen doing rounds on the social media, reportedly showing the corpse of the deceased MQM worker having torture marks across his body.
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) Gen Raheel Sharif on Wednesday also ordered an inquiry into the death of Aftab Ahmed,
While directing to hold an inquiry into Ahmed's death, the army chief instructed "justice must be done", the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement.