Ahmadi man killed in Attock in suspected hate crime

Victim was a doctor and was standing outside his house when he was shot dead

Mudassir Raja June 04, 2016
Victim was a doctor and was standing outside his house when he was shot dead. PHOTO: REUTERS

RAWALPINDI: Two unidentified men reportedly shot and killed an Ahmadi doctor outside his house in Darul Islam Colony in Attock, the local police said.

The killers managed to escape after committing the crime, they added.

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The body of Dr Hameed Ahmed, 65, has been moved to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital for post-mortem.

The police said that around 2:50pm, two unidentified men with guns in their hands attacked Dr Ahmed. They shot him in the head, killing him on the spot, the police added. The incident put the Attock police on their toes as the City Circle deputy superintendent of police (DSP) and Attock City SHO Malik Muhammad Arshad rushed to the scene, along with Homicide Investigation Unit (HIU) officials.

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An Attock City Police Station official said that the doctor was shot while he was standing outside his house located near Attock Guest House at Darul Islam Colony.

The police were probing the murder but said a formal case would be registered after the medico-legal report has been issued, he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 5th, 2016.

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