A man was gunned down in Satellite Town on Friday in the limits of Banni Police Station.
The police while quoting Nadeem, brother of the deceased, said that Wasiq Ahmad was on the way back home after closing his shop when unidentified gunmen shot him dead.
He said the deceased received multiple injuries and was rushed to District Headquarters Hospital where he was declared dead.
The police said an FIR has been registered against unknown killers.
Immediately after the incident, a rumour started via social media that PML-N leader Muhammad Hanif Abbasi’s guard killed a PTI worker.
Even PTI chief Imran Khan said in his address at a public gathering in Mansehra that Abbasi’s bodyguard had killed a PTI worker.
However, when contacted, Nadeem said they have no affiliation with any party and the rumours were baseless.
Published in The Express Tribune, May 4th, 2013.