LAHORE: The brother of a 12-year-old girl, who was shot dead at her house over a petty issue, was arrested by the police for the murder in Kahna on Tuesday.
According to the family of the deceased, Zahida Bibi, had suffered a bullet injury during a suicide attempt. She was admitted to a hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.
After the incident, police reached the spot and took the body to the morgue. They also collected forensic evidence from the scene of the crime and recorded statements of eyewitnesses.
The family of the deceased told the police that Zahida had shot herself dead after a minor exchange of harsh words with her brother. On finding the matter suspicious, police started the investigations and interviewed different members of the family. They found out that the victim was shot dead by her brother Saifullah over a mobile phone dispute. Police have arrested the suspect.
In a separate incident, the body of a 45-year-old man, who worked as a security guard, was recovered from the basement of a shoe-shop Sattokatla on Tuesday.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 21st, 2018.