Child Killed During GT Road Rally Laid to Rest

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Gujrat (August 12, 2017): Nine-year-old Ahmed Chughtai, who was run over by an Elite Force vehicle part of Nawaz Sharif’s convoy in Lalamusa, was laid to rest on Saturday.

District Police Officer (DPO) Gujrat Sohail Chattha said the police have been able to trace the car responsible for the child’s death by viewing video recordings.

“The affected family will be served justice,” DPO Chattha said.

Minister of State for Ports and Shipping Chaudhry Jaffar Iqbal, as well as other ministers, attended the funeral prayers for the child, held early Saturday.Chughtai, a student of grade 6, was standing on the lane-divider to watch Nawaz’s convoy pass by when he was reportedly pushed towards the road moments before the Elite Force vehicle passed.

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, according to sources. Rescue 1122 vehicles were also part of the convoy but did not stop to assist the child.

The child’s uncle claimed that Chugtai was lying on the ground suffering and nobody stopped to help him.

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Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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