Unfriendly neighbours: Road blocked to protest murder

Burn rickshaw, fire shots in the air injuring a passer by .


Express December 18, 2011

LAHORE: Gurumangat Road in Gulberg remained blocked for five hours as family of a deceased and some supporters protested demanding immediate arrest of the murderers.

The protesters blocked the road to protest against the lawlessness by placing the body on the road. They also burnt a rickshaw and fired shots in the air.

As a result, a passer by, Muhammad Shahid, was injured by one of the bullets. He was taken to a hospital, where he was reported to be out of danger.

They dispersed only after Model Town Division superintendent of police arrived at the scene and promised fair investigation and prosecution.

The body was then sent to Mayo Hospital for a post-mortem examination. The father of the deceased named Mahmood Shah alias Mooda, Boggay Shah, Ijaz, Yasir Shah and Babbo Shah in his complaint.

Police said that the deceased, Muhammad Shakeel, a resident of Hyderi Mohalla, had worked in London. Last week, they said, he had an argument with the suspects over arrangements for a mourning majlis.

The family said that Shakeel had told the main accused, the organiser of the majlis, not to set up tents in front of his house, but they did. This led to an argument but some neighbours helped resolve it.

On Sunday they said Shakeel was at his father’s grocery shop in the neighbourhood, when some unidentified motorcyclists shot him dead and drove away. The family said the police took more than an hour to reach the scene.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 19th, 2011.

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