Two slain PTI workers’ brother shot dead

Published: August 21, 2016
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On Saturday, a police team collected forensic evidence and recorded the statements of the eyewitnesses. PHOTO: ONLINE

On Saturday, a police team collected forensic evidence and recorded the statements of the eyewitnesses. PHOTO: ONLINE

LAHORE: A man pursuing the prosecution of the murder trial of his two brothers was shot dead by unidentified men in Shah Alami Market on Saturday. He was returning home after attending a court hearing.

Mirza Tanvir, 40, was a resident of Yakki Gate. Tanvir was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced him dead.

Two Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) workers had been shot dead and seven others were injured at their election office in Yakki Gate on October 26, 2015.

Yakki Gate police had registered a murder case against seven people, including Chaudhry Zahid, Malik Ditta and Ahmed Butt on Tanvir’s complaint. Police arrested six of the nominated suspects. The seventh, Malik Papa, was declared a proclaimed offender.

On Saturday, a police team collected forensic evidence and recorded the statements of the eyewitnesses. A number of people gathered in front of the morgue and staged a protest demonstration against police. The protesters later took the body to the Shah Almi Market and held another demonstration.

Police said they had registered a case against four suspects, including Popa.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 21st, 2016.

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