On Election Day: Man gunned down over alleged land dispute

Published: July 27, 2018


ISLAMABAD: Police are on the lookout for two men who allegedly shot a man over a land dispute in a village near Sihala.

Islamabad Police said that Muhammad Ashfaq and Muhammad Noor had allegedly opened fire at and killed Zaheen Akhtar Kiani in Chochkal Mor area on Wednesday evening.

Inspector Muhammad Aslam, who is investigating the case, said both suspects, who were first cousins, had fled and are believed to be in hiding. “They are not at their homes. They are on the run,” Inspector Aslam said, adding, “We are raiding several places to nab them.”

The officer said that a land dispute had allegedly triggered the violence between Kiani and the two cousins.

Meanwhile, the Sihala police have registered a first information report (FIR) of murder against the two suspects.

Separately, the driver of a car was injured after he resisted an attempt by robbers to snatch his car.

Police said unidentified motorbike riders had intercepted a car on the Expressway near the Khanna Pul and attempted to snatch his car.

However, when the driver resisted, the car thieves allegedly opened fire.

The thieves then shot the man in the leg and fled.

The many had to be rushed to the Polyclinic hospital and treated for his injury.

Police say they are investigating the case.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 27th, 2018.

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