Sialkot: Murder suspects ‘shot dead by accomplices’
SIALKOT: Two murder suspects were allegedly shot dead by the members of their own gang during an encounter with police near Mundeyki village of Daska tehsil on Tuesday.
According to the police, Sadar (Gujranwala) police station house officer Muhammad Iqbal took murder suspects Muhammad Akram and Zafar Iqbal to Dalleyki village for identification of a motorcycle hidden there by them. When the police van reached near the Government Girls High School, Mundeyki, seven unidentified men opened fire at the police van, took the policemen hostage and got released handcuffed Akram and Iqbal. The attackers also snatched rifles from policemen and fled.
Later, the police called reinforcement and chased Akram, Iqbal and their accomplices. The fleeing criminals took shelter in the above mentioned school and opened fire at the police. About 30 minutes of crossfire, the criminals fled from the school, leaving behind Akram and Iqbal dead in handcuffs.
Daska police claimed Akram and Iqbal were killed by their fleeing accomplices, while heirs to both men said police killed after their accomplices fled.