Four dead in firing incident at Rawalpindi district court

A man named Chaudhry Shaukat, his brother and nephew were targeted when they were leaving court after a hearing.


Express November 12, 2011

RAWALPINDI: At least four people were killed in a firing incident at a district court in Rawalpindi on Saturday, reported Express 24/7.

According to sources, three unidentified gunmen opened fire at a man named Chaudhry Shaukat, his brother and his nephew who were being taken to the court for a hearing.

The police claimed to have arrested two of the suspects and said that the incident was an organised crime. One suspect was arrested immediately after the incident and the rest had fled to Morgah. However, upon following them, the police managed to arrest one more miscreant, while the third one is still at large.

One passer-by, also shot in the incident, succumbed to his wounds.

Shaukat, his brother and nephew were suspects of a crime and were being escorted out of an armoured vehicle into the court when the gunmen opened fire at them. Sources say both the parties belonged to the same family and had links to the underground.

Earlier in July, in a similar incident, a teenager opened fire at two murder suspects outside a courtroom in Rawalpindi. Seven people were injured in the incident.

COMMENTS (3)

Mirza | 10 years ago | Reply

@Pakistani Hindu: So many non Muslims have come to Pakistan that Muslims have become minority and that is why it is happening! We are soooo goood that every other country hates us. Regards, Mirza

Stenson | 10 years ago | Reply The are incidents of violence and shootings at courts all over the world, including the United States. What makes Pakistani people think that there should never be violence at courts in Pakistan?
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