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Pakistanis support Salahuddin by re-enacting his 'tongue' gesture in ATM

Pakistanis support Salahuddin by re-enacting his 'tongue' gesture in ATM

LAHORE – Following the tragic death of alleged ATM thief Salahuddin Ayubi in the custody of police, the nation came out united to highlight the police brutalities on innocent civilians by re-enacting the viral and funny gestures of Salahuddin by sticking out tongue in the ATM booth.

#IamSalahuddin has been trending in Pakistan to show support to the mentally disturbed guy who opened the ATM machine, took out the card and made faces at the cameras. People are supporting by re-enacting the video all over the internet.

A few days ago, in a video that went viral on social media, the man can be seen stealing from an ATM after breaking open a machine in Faisalabad and sticking his tongue out in jest at both the camera in the corner of the booth and the one installed in the machine itself.

On Aug 30, the man once again entered an ATM booth – this time in Rahim Yar Khan – and was in the process of breaking the machine’s exterior when he was caught red-handed by other customers.

Ayubi’s mischievous activities during a robbery had taken him to fame on social media.

A case was registered against the accused thief under Sections 411 (dishonestly receiving stolen property), 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees), 454 (lurking house trespass or house-breaking in order to commit offence punishable with imprisonment) and 380 (theft in dwelling, house, etc) of the Pakistan Penal Code.

On September 2, a case has been registered against police officials after a citizen involved in ATM robberies was found dead during police investigations.

As per details, SHO, SI, ASI and other police officials involved in investigation process are named in the case. The family of ATM thief Salahuddin has moved towards their ancestral village with the dead body.

The lawyer of Salahuddin, Usama Khawar said his client was killed due to brutality of police officials. He said the FIR was registered after a delay of 40 hours. He said police performed autopsy of Salahuddin without our permission which is also a crime.

Father of Salahuddin said he will go to any extent if Justice did not prevail in this case.

It is pertinent to mention here that the father Salahuddin Ayubi of Gujranwala’s Kamonkay district, on Monday refused to receive the dead body of his son until registration of an FIR against policemen whom he accused of being involved in his son’s death.

Ayubi’s father, Afzal told the media that his son’s autopsy report hasn’t been issued by the hospital’s administration so far. He pleaded with higher authorities for justice.

According to policemen, Ayubi had some mental health issues and died as his health deteriorated under custody. They had told the media that he had been doing some ‘foolish things’ under police custody.

He had been rushed to a hospital when his health deteriorated, where doctors declared him dead upon arrival.

Police told the media that the actual cause(s) of his death would be ascertained after his autopsy report.

LAHORE – Following the tragic death of alleged ATM thief Salahuddin Ayubi in the custody of police, the nation came out united to highlight the police brutalities on innocent civilians by re-enacting the viral and funny gestures of Salahuddin by sticking out tongue in the ATM booth.

#IamSalahuddin has been trending in Pakistan to show support to the mentally disturbed guy who opened the ATM machine, took out the card and made faces at the cameras. People are supporting by re-enacting the video all over the internet.