A man was killed in a firing incident on the premises of Islamabad District Courts on Tuesday. Raja Naseeb, 55, suffered a bullet injury when Malik Sajid opened fire outside the courts.
Naseeb was shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) where doctors tried to save his life but failed.
Sajid is the maternal uncle of a woman had been produced before the court of the Assistant Commissioner along with a boy in a kidnapping case registered with the Golra police.
After appearing before the court, where the woman stated she had married the boy of her own will, Sajid fired two shots at the boy’s uncle, Aurangzeb.
However, he missed and instead hit Aurangzeb’s friend Naseeb in the back.
Arrangements for his post mortem were underway when the report was filed. Naseeb, a property dealer, was a resident of Rawalpindi. Sajid managed to escape, however, police said they were looking for him and he would be arrested soon.
Police said Sajid had registered a kidnapping case in Golra Police Station claiming that his niece, Nafeesa Waris, had been kidnapped by Khurram Shehzad and his friends.
However, when the Golra police found the woman, it turned out that she had married Shehzad of her own volition.
They had a valid marriage contract with them which they also produced before
the court. However, her uncle was enraged at her marriage with Shehzad and retaliated.
Police said the woman would be reunited with her husband after fulfilling legal formalities.
This was not the first incident of firing at the district court, where the offices of many high ranking police officials are also located. Earlier, a police official sustained injuries during an exchange of fire between two property tycoons a few months ago.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 8th, 2011.