The killing of a 17 year old in Clifton by rangers
by, 09-06-11 at 03:23 PM (4809 Views)
There is something i would like to point out about the recent killing in the Clifton area of Karachi.
Its easy for us to blame the ranger who caught the man, and the one who shot him. Did anyone stop to think WHY he was caught? Did anyone stop to think WHY in the world would the rangers simply catch a man out of the street and kill him....for pleasure?...Thats highly unlikely.
Bare with me here, i am not taking anyone's side, just pointing out a few things and asking all of you to not be emotional and look at this scenario from all angles.
Its a SERIOUS offense when you grab an armed force's weapon. You SHOULD NOT do that under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!
If he was innocent, he should have put his arms behind his back and lied on the ground. Grabbing the Ranger's weapon was simply provoking him. The ranger asked him to pull back but he again went for his weapon and the ranger shot him in the leg.
Now what IS shocking...and sad...is that NO ONE, not even the guy filming the whole scene call an ambulance. If you look at the FULL video (contains graphic scenes) you'll see the camera man shamefully recording the man rolling on the road in pain and confusion for MINUTES...and HE STILL KEEPS RECORDING! He doesn't take a second to call an ambulance or anything...
Now tell me, who is the REAL culprit....The guy who got shot? The ranger who shot him? Or the idiot cameraman who clearly took pleasure in recording the scene and making a name for himself rather than calling an ambulance?
Wake up people....khuda ka wasta. Use your head and stop being emotional and point fingers prematurely...
Thanks for reading.
I see some confusion in the comments. I just want to clear this out, i am not taking ANYONE's side, like i've already said. I just wanted to put down all those facts and questions that arose in my head when i saw the raw footage. I still believe that the ranger should not have shot him and YES i know when the guy tried to grab his weapon didn't mean to snatch it from him....but he shouldn't have done that.
But what hurt me most was the fact that EVERYONE in the scene just watched him bleed himself to death. That hurt me the most.