RAWALPINDI: Police shot dead two brothers in commercial market area of Rawalpindi late on Saturday after they allegedly failed to stop when hailed, Express News reported.
According to Express News correspondent Waqas Siddiqui, police officials claimed that they had signaled the two boys to stop for a security check, but they failed to stop. Upon this, officials opened fire at the two, killing them.
A rescue worker said the bodies of the victims were shifted to the Holy Family Hospital for autopsy. They were identified as Zeeshan Butt and Shakeel Butt.
As news of incident spread, family members of the victims demanded the Punjab government take action against the officers and launch an independent inquiry.
Speaking to Express News, an eye witness said that police officers fired right at the two brothers on the motorcycle and fled after the act.
“We are looking into the matter and trying to find the involved officers,” police officials said.
Siddiqui said that police sources had told him that they had recovered no objectionable items from the possession of the two brothers.
Officials added that while the two officers who had fired at the two victims had fled the scene initially, they had been apprehended and that they will be prosecuted if there is evidence against them.