Woman gunned down in Islamabad

Two armed assailants shoot the woman while on a motorcycle


Our Correspondent December 14, 2018
PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: A woman was killed when the motorbike she was riding pillion on came under a gun attack from bike-riding, armed assailants in the suburbs of the federal capital on Thursday.

The Sihala police said that Muhammad Iqbal, who works at a factory in Sihala, was travelling on his motorbike along with his 24-year-old wife Rozina.

While driving on the Jember Road in Rawat, two armed men riding on a motorbike tried to intercept them. Iqbal, though, did not stop and sped past them. The armed men fired at them from behind.

Rozina was shot in the back and died. The assailants, meanwhile, fled.

Sihala police station SHO Malik Bashir told Daily Express that they have yet to determine the motive behind the attack, whether it was an attack by assassins due to personal enmity or was it an attempt to rob the couple by two street criminals who opened fire after they failed to stop their target.

He said that they have registered a case for the attack and are conducting investigations.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 14th, 2018.

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