Violent end: Murder suspect out on bail shot dead

Gun attack in Kot Lakhpat leaves two dead, two injured.

Our Correspondent March 14, 2017
Gun attack in Kot Lakhpat leaves two dead, two injured. STOCK IMAGE

LAHORE: A suspect in a murder case was gunned down on his way to court in Kot Lakhpat on Monday. A roadside vendor was also killed in the attack while two others suffered gunshot wounds.

Police said the deceased, identified as Farman, was out on bail and was going to attend a court hearing with his relative Aqeel. When they reached Chandrai Pind, unidentified suspects intercepted them and opened indiscriminate firing at them before fleeing the scene.

Farman, Aqeel and two roadside vendors, Boota Muhammad Din and Iqbal Muhammad Din, suffered bullet injuries and were rushed to the Lahore General Hospital, where doctors pronounced Farman and Boota dead on arrival. The condition of Iqbal was said to be critical as well.

Later, families of the deceased placed the bodies on Ferozpur Road to stage a protest against the increasing lawlessness in Lahore and demanded justice. They ended their protest after negotiations with senior police officials.

Body found

The body of an unidentified man was found trussed up in a drain on Lytton Road.

A passerby spotted the body and informed police, which fished out the body and shifted it to hospital.

Police said ‘circumstantial evidence’ suggested the victim might have been tortured before being murdered. A case (FIR 148/17) has been registered against unidentified suspects.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 14th, 2017.


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