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KARACHI: A fruit vendor lost his life from alleged police torture during an anti-encroachment drive in Karachi’s Empress Market on Thursday, ARY News reported.

According to ARY News correspondent Salman Lodhi, a fruit vendor named Maroof Khan was killed during a protest staged by fruit vendors during the anti-encroachment operation under the supervision of Assistant Commissioner Saddar Sara Javed with police support.

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As the vendors started a protest and pelted stones upon the Commissioner’s team, police resorted to baton charge in order to disperse the protesters.

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