Two men were shot dead in a quarrel that erupted over alleged ‘improper medicines’ suggested by a health practitioner on Monday.
Police reached the spot on information, took the bodies into their custody and sent them for an autopsy. They also arrested four suspects accused of conducting the dual murder.
Sources said Rahim Gujjar had an altercation with Dr Sunni Malik at Jhang Road 67 JB Mohallah Dhup Sari for not giving ‘proper medicine’. The villagers mediated the quarrel and the matter was resolved.
However, Rahim Gujjar allegedly took the issue as a matter of insult and opened indiscriminate fire to avenge the quarrel. As a result, area resident Imran and passerby Riasat Pathan received bullet injuries.
Imran, a resident of 67 JB, passed away on the spot while Riasat Pathan was rushed to Allied Hospital in a critical condition where he succumbed to wounds.
Panic spread in the area after the double murder and on receiving the information, a heavy contingent of police led by DSP Faisalabad Jamshed Iqbal Nasir Chishti and SHO Thikriwala Inspector Rana Umar reached the neighbourhood to investigate the killings.
The cops took hold of evidence from the crime scene, interviewed witnesses and sent dead bodies for postmortem examination. A case was also registered against the suspects involved in the gruesome murder.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 1st, 2021.