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Helmand inhabitants rally against soaring crime graph

Helmand inhabitants rally against soaring crime graph

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Apr 25, 2019 - 16:00

LASHKARGAH (Pajhwok): Residents of southern Helmand province on Thursday staged a protest rally against growing insecurity and urged the government to control the situation.

The demonstration by Lashkargah residents comes after police gunned down a young man in the provincial capital -- an incident that sparked anger among people, .

Haji Sherin Jan, one of the demonstrators, told Pajhwok Afghan News that at least five criminal incidents had happened in Lashkargah over the past few days.

“Yesterday, a young man named Baryalai was shot dead by police at a check-post after the policemen asked him to stop. The man was initially injured. He succumbed to his wounds in hospital,” he explained.

Agha Gul, another resident, claimed criminal incidents had increased recently in the city but no action had been taken to rope in the outlaws.

He asked the government to capture the killer of Baryalai and bring him to justice. Other protestors held a similar view and warned of a wider movement if criminal cases were not curbed.

Provincial police chief Col. Ehsanuddin Helmandi confirmed Baryalai was killed by police on Wednesday.The killer has been detained and is currently under interrogation.

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