Homicide: Policeman shot dead at home

Muhammad Aslam, 45, was targetted at home in Johal village, Chak 97-RB.

Our Correspondent May 17, 2015

FAISALABAD: A constable was shot dead by unidentified gunmen late on Saturday.

CPO Dr Sohail Habib Tajik told The Express Tribune 45-year-old Muhammad Aslam was posted at Sargodha Road police station. “He was asleep at his house in Johal village, Chak 97-RB on Saturday night when three unidentified gunmen entered his house and shot him. Aslam received bullet injuries to his neck and head and died on the spot. The gunmen fled under the cover of darkness,” he said.

“A police team from Balochni station took the body to a hospital for post mortem examination. Later, the body was handed over to the family for burial. Police have also registered a case on the complaint of Aslam’s father,” he said.

Abdul Aleem, a close relative of the deceased, told The Express Tribune that Aslam had no known enemies.

“On Saturday, he returned home from duty and went to sleep. Three gunmen, who had covered their faces, came and opened fire on him. They did not shoot at anyone else.

On May 11, constable Ammer Ali Khan of Samanabad station was shot dead also by unidentified gunmen near Makkoana patrolling post. Police had arrested dozens of Afghan men after the murder. However, there has been no progress in the investigation.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 18th, 2015. 


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