SIALKOT: A local barber was shot dead and his two friends were injured for resisting a robbery incident at his shop near Gulshan Iqbal Park, Naikapura on Wednesday. According to police officials three unknown armed robbers stormed a barber shop of Abdul Rehman and held him hostage at gunpoint while they started looting. When the barber and his friends, Zohaib and Khalid, resisted, the dacoits opened fire, killing Rehman on the spot and injuring Zohaib and Khalid seriously. The injured were shifted to nearby Allama Iqbal Memorial DHQ Hospital in critical condition.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 11th, 2011.