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An influential person's security guards beat up a teenage boy in Saba Commercial Area of the metropolis' upscale neighbourhood, Defence Housing Authority (DHA) Phase 5, his mother claimed on Sunday, saying several people were witness to the alleged assault.

According to the woman, her son, 18-year-old Najam, had gone to Darakhshan, Saba Commercial Area, to purchase dinner. When Najam was unable to immediately give way to the guards of an influential person, they got hold of him and assaulted him in public where there were several witnesses.

Najam's mother further claimed that the witnesses told her the security guards were employed by Nawabzada Shahzain Bugti - a member of the National Assembly (MNA) and the leader of the Jamhoori Wattan Party (JWP). She also alleged that the security guards threatened and intimidated the teenage boy and that the police, despite her call, took no action. According to report, Najam's mother then went to Darakhshan police station.

Did you know a PTI MPA thrashed a Karachi citizen in public? On the other hand, the superintendent of police (SP) for Clifton area, Suhai Aziz, told media that there would be action against police officers if it was true they did not arrest the security guards on the spot.

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