In a new development, the driver who crushed two activists of the ‘Save Gaza’ campaign to death on Monday turned out to be a serving lieutenant of Pakistan Army and also the son of a brigadier.

The suspect has been handed over to the Military Police for legal proceedings, the police said on Friday.

Four people, including a police inspector, were also injured as the vehicle ran over the participants of a protest being held just outside the Red Zone in solidarity with Gaza.


Subsequently, a case was registered at the Kohsar police station under sections 322, 337-G, 427 and 279 of the Pakistan Penal Code against the driver.

Police said that the car involved in the accident was registered in the name of the suspect’s father.

After the driver’s arrest, his father reportedly also reached the police station and attempted to influence the police for the release of his son.

However, after the MP and other departments of the army learnt about the incident, they arrived at the police station and took custody of the lieutenant.