A man was allegedly killed in retaliation during an altercation in the city on Wednesday.
Reportedly, the gunmen opened fire and killed a man, who worked as a servant, and severely injured his employer.
Police seized both the bodies and handed them over to their heirs after postmortem and registered cases against the named suspects under the provisions of murder and attempted murder. Police also started raids to arrest them.
According to the police report, Wasim, the son of Siddique and a resident of Chak No 266RB, had a quarrel with the suspect identified as Nabil Arshad alias Neela, the son of Muhammad Arshad, Abbas alias Basu and others on September 24 during a pigeon race.
In order to avenge this quarrel, Nabil, Abbas alias Basu and three other accomplices entered the house of Muhammad Wasim and opened fire on him and his servant Farman Ali, the son of Qaim Din.
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As a result of the shooting, the victims suffered serious bullet injuries. Rescue 1122 team provided medical aid and shifted them to a hospital where Farman succumbed to his injuries while Wasim’s condition at the hospital was stated to be critical.
olice registered a case against three suspects including two nominees under the provisions of Sections 302-324/34 PPC and started searching for the suspected killers.
Meanwhile, unidentified assailants allegedly tortured and killed an elderly man
According to the police report, 80-year-old Fazal Karim, the son of Abdullah Khan, had visited his daughter. He was travelling from from Narowal to Chak No 77RB, Lohke area, and left home in the wee hours of the day for a walk but did not return. Reportedly, his body was found lying in Khurrianwala Chowk bypass.
He was allegedly killed by unknown assailants. Police had registered a case against the unidentified suspects under Section 302 PPC on the statement of Muhammad Haroon, the son-in-law of the deceased. Police began searching for the unknown suspects.
Incidents of murder over petty disputes was not uncommon in the province.
On April 5, a man shot dead two members of his family and a friend in Nawankot.
Reportedly, he committed the crime on the pattern of a violent online game he was obsessed with.
The young man opened indiscriminate fire in his home and neighbourhood, leaving his sister, brother-in-law and friend dead, while his mother and brother also suffered bullet injuries.
Police arrested the suspect who, according to officials, conceded in his initial statement that he had carried out the attack after a domestic dispute over a fraud.
Rana Bilal, a resident of Sikandar Colony, had reportedly been addicted to the game PUBG. He opened indiscriminate fire at his family members during a domestic quarrel, severely injuring his mother, brother, sister, sister-in-law and a friend.
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On June 12, a man allegedly beat his wife and daughter to death over a petty dispute in Tandlianwala.
Reportedly, after not getting Rs500, the deranged man beat his wife and daughter to death with a stick.
According to the police report, Saleem, son of Wariam, a resident of Gulshan-e-Rehman Colony on the outskirts of Tandlianwala, demanded Rs500 from his wife, 42-year-old Farzana Bibi.
The suspect’s wife refused to give him the money. In a fit of rage, Saleem started beating his wife with a stick he found lying in the house.
The suspect allegedly hit her on the head multiple times.
Meanwhile, the 18-year-old daughter of the suspect, Umm-e-Kulsoom, came to save her mother. She managed to stop the physical assault but the suspect then started hitting her on the head with the stick.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 7th, 2021.