Veteran actor Roohi Bano escapes murder attempt in Lahore

Published: April 27, 2015


LAHORE: Veteran actor Roohi Bano had to be rushed to the hospital after being attacked by, what she said, was her late son’s friend on Monday in the Defence area of Lahore.

Roohi was shifted to Services Hospital for treatment and later discharged after being treated for minor injuries. According to the hospital sources, her condition was stated to be out of danger.

SHO Gulberg, Asim Rafi, while talking to The Express Tribune, quoted the actor as saying, “My son Ali’s friend Israr approached me and asked me to sell my house to him. Upon refusal, he hurled harsh words at me and threatened me of dire consequences. He later got infuriated and attacked me with a sharp edged weapon”.

Rescue teams also confirmed that the veteran actor was attacked with a “sharp object” by an assailant who fled the scene.

Police have registered a case under section 506 and 354 of PPC and started conducting raids to arrest the attacker.

Read: Who will help Roohi Bano?

Bano witnessed the birth of the television industry in Pakistan, become an integral part of it and has worked with some of the country’s leading actors, including Talat Hussain and Rahat Kazmi. However, unfortunately recently she was living in solitude in her derelict Lahore home. She was possibly senile.

Read: Once a star, Roohi Bano is now alone and unwell

In 2005, Bano’s only son was found murdered near his residence in Gulberg III.

The killer(s) dumped his body alongside a fence which was spotted by passersby after listening to the ring tone of his cell phone.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • AK47
    Apr 27, 2015 - 10:23PM

    Blame this one on MQM too.Recommend

  • Asad S
    Apr 27, 2015 - 11:20PM

    @AK47 get a lifeRecommend

  • fawad
    Apr 28, 2015 - 3:56AM

    she is suffering from schwzeopherenia since long and in this illness,people do have an tendency of suicude.however this could not be the reasonRecommend

  • N
    Apr 28, 2015 - 4:07AM

    The world is full of idiots like AK47Recommend

  • Dragunov
    Apr 28, 2015 - 10:41AM

    @N you are 100% right. Recommend

  • Aug 3, 2015 - 9:46PM

    What a shame.she dont deserve this kind of insecurity.idiot governament should provide her some kind of security.Recommend

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