Unidentified persons gunned down a former judge in an apparent incident of targeted killing, in Rawalpindi on Tuesday.
According to Express News, the assailants opened fire on Justice (retd) Mehmood Akhter in Mandra, Chakwal road. The firing occurred when the former judge was traveling to his area of origin along-with his family to attend a funeral.
Police say the attackers targeted the judge and opened fire at him. The law enforcement agency (LEA) further said that Akhter’s wife threw stones at the fleeing attackers, who shot at the family again, injuring the former judge’s niece. The girl was rushed to the nearest hospital.
Police further said they have gathered evidences from the crime scene and begun and investigation. The LEA suspected that an earlier dispute over a killing may have been the reason behind the fresh incident.
In April, a retired army officer was shot dead by one of his friends at the latter’s house in Bahria Town phase-III, Islamabad. Lieutenant Colonel (retd) Khurram Kiani belonged to the batch of PMA-78 and was working at the Defence Housing Authority in Rawalpindi.