Police nab two murder suspects in Bahawalnagar

Accused had shot dead Ashraf over a monetary dispute a few days ago in Faisalabad


Our Correspondent February 21, 2019
PHOTO: FILE

BAHAWALNAGAR: At least two murder suspects, who had gunned down a man a few days ago in Faisalabad, have been arrested by Bahawalnagar police.

A police official told Express News that Ashraf had a monetary dispute with accused Shahzad, Saqlain and others. He added a few days back, Ashraf had a heated argument with the suspects over the matter.

He mentioned when the arguments escalated, culprits Shahzad, Saqlain and their accomplices allegedly opened fire, killing Ashraf on the spot, while his gunmen Azhar suffered bullet injuries.

The official said the incident took place in Chak No 201-RB within Millat Town police station precincts. He pointed out that a case number 146/19 was registered against the accused under sections 149, 148, 324 and 302.

He said the Faisalabad police received information that two alleged murderers involved in the case had been arrested by police officials in Bahawalnagar.

Meanwhile, Nishatabad DSP Malik Abid Zafar said that a team, headed by Inspector Zafar Iqbal, had been dispatched to Bahawalnagar to take custody of the suspects.

On February 5, Hafizabad police arrested four suspects, including a man who hired killers to murder his wife.

The police said Hafizabad Civil Courts Lawyer Naila was on her way to a gym in a car when unidentified suspects opened fire, killing her on the spot.

During the course of investigation, the police took Naila’s husband Zaman into custody and interrogated him. During interrogation, the accused disclosed that he had developed differences with his wife and they used to fight over minor issues.

Zaman transpired that in a bid to get rid of her, he in connivance with his brother Ali Raza and nephew Tahir, hired two hitmen identified as Rizwan and Javed.

The culprit told the police that he paid Rs0.2 million to the killers for murdering his wife.

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