Gujranwala: Murder suspect shot dead
GUJRANWALA: A murder suspect being taken to the sessions court from judicial lock-up in police custody was shot dead allegedly by his rivals here on Tuesday. Zafar of Bhopra Kalan village near Tatley was detained in Central Jail and was being tried by a sessions court judge for his alleged involvement in a murder case.
When Zafar was being escorted to the courtroom on Tuesday, three assailants came and shot at him, killing him on the spot.
The police pursued the fleeing assailants and captured one of them, who was later identified as Shahid of Kangniwala and seized a pistol and several bullets from his possession.
A few days ago, Zafar’s alleged accomplice Tariq was also shot dead by his rivals when he was coming out from the Central Jail after serving his sentence for keeping unlicensed weapons in the same murder case.
The family of the victim had pardoned Tariq. The police registered a case and started investigation.
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