Rawalpindi: 6 persons killed in capital
RAWALPINDI: Six people were killed in different incidents in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad, police said Wednesday. Asif Mir, 25, resident of Islampura, Pirwadhai, was gunned down by his cousin Tahir Butt on a minor dispute. Police said that Asif was going home when Tahir Butt and his friend opened fire on him, killing him on the spot. Muhammad Banaras, 55 was killed in an ambush by his rivals in Dharpal, located in the jurisdiction of Westridge Police Station. The police said that Muhammad Banaras was going home along with his friend Riaz when a group of seven people equipped with firearms, started spraying bullets at them. Banaras killed on the spot while Riaz was shifted to hospital in critical condition with multiple bullet injuries. The police have registered the case against seven gunmen including Tahir, Taifoor, Shaukat and Zubair and started investigation.
One person was gunned down in Dhoke Abdullah in Saddar Bairuni area by unknown assailants. A traffic warden Muhammad Ashfaq resident of Mandra was crushed to death by a train near Dhoke Chiragh Din. Police said that Muhammad Ashfaq was going home after his duty when he was crushed by a passenger train. The Civil Line police, quoting some eyewitnesses claimed that it was not an accident, but the traffic warden jumped on the railway track, as the speedy train reached near him.
In Islamabad, two people were killed in road accidents on Hakeem Luqman Road near PIMS and Kashmir Highway. A speeding Suzuki Carry (LRX–6383) rammed into another vehicle and overturned near PIMS, the police said and added the injured were shifted to hospital, but Khizar Imtiaz resident of Kahuta, succumbed to his injuries.
A Toyota Hiace (KK–9541) trampled an unknown pedestrian to death on Kashmir Highway near Golra Morr. His body was shifted to PIMS, police said.