RAWALPINDI: A woman was critically injured after being attacked by a man near Civil Lines as she headed to the Lahore High Court Rawalpindi bench.
The man, who was known to the police for attempting to fatally attack the woman previously, managed to flee.
Police said that that 40-year-old Razia Bibi, who hails from Aziz Colony in Jhanda Cheechi, was heading to the Lahore High Court – Rawalpindi bench on Monday along with Abdul Ghafoor to appear for a pre-arrest bail hearing. On the way, they were intercepted by Suhail Anjum.
Anjum, who reportedly had had a relationship with Razia, tried to hold the woman hostage at gunpoint. However, Razia managed to free herself from his clutches and hid in a nearby house.
Brandishing his weapon, Anjum gave chase. He soon caught up with Razia, shot her and fled.
The woman suffered four bullet injuries in her abdomen and feet. Critically injured, the rescue services rushed her to the Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) for treatment.
Meanwhile, Ghafoor went to the Civil Lines police station to lodge a case against Anjum.
Civil Lines SHO Mian Imran, while confirming the attack, said that they had lodged a case of attempted murder against the assailant.
He added that doctors had removed bullets from the woman and her condition was described to be stable.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 6th, 2017.