LAHORE: A man was shot dead by his rivals in Johar Town police limits.
Ejaz, of BOR Society, worked as a salesman at a PCO owned by Adnan in Johar Town. The police said that Ali Raza, alias Garingo, had nursed grudge against Ejaz as both had got several cases registered against each other.
Ali Raza along with three or four accomplices came to the PCO and opened fire, as a result of which Ejaz and shop owner Adnan received bullets. They were rushed to a hospital where Ejaz succumbed to his wounds while Adnan is also said to be in critical condition. The police sent the body for an autopsy.
Later, the victim’s friends and family staged a protest demonstration outside Jinnah Hospital and threw the traffic out of gear. The protesters chanted slogans against the police and demanded immediate arrest of the culprits. They dispersed after being assured of justice.
Also, a 22-year-old youth was shot dead by some unidentified persons in Nawab Town police station area.
The police said that Mohammad Ahmad was on his way home when unidentified persons shot at him, injuring him critically. He was taken to a hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The police said that Ahmad had been murdered either over enmity or on tendering resistance to robbers. The body was sent for an autopsy.
Dies: A 25-year-old woman died in mysterious circumstances in Baghbanpura police precincts.
The police said that Sana, wife of Mohammad Shabir, of Moninpura, died mysteriously and it was yet to be established whether her husband had poisoned her to death or she had committed suicide by taking poisonous substance. However, Sana’s family accused her in-laws of killing her. The police sent the body for an autopsy.
Similarly, a 30-year-old man died after consuming poisonous substance in Hunjarwal.
Some passers-by spotted the man, yet to be identified, lying unconscious on the road and informed the police. He was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. Sources said that some poisonous substance served to the victim had claimed his life. The police shifted the body to the morgue for an autopsy.
Fire: A man suffered burns while household items worth thousands of rupees were gutted when a fire broke out in a house in Badami Bagh. The injured identified as Pervez was rushed to a hospital where he is said to be out of danger. The fire erupted because of short-circuiting. The Rescue 1122 firefighters rushed to the scene and extinguished fire after hectic efforts.
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