Police officer shot dead in Batapur
LAHORE: A police sub-inspector was shot dead by unidentified men in Batapur police limits. The deceased identified as Tariq Mehmood was going home with his son Adil when unidentified armed men intercepted him near Skyland Park and opened fire on them.
Tariq and his son received multiple bullet injuries and they lost control of the car, which rammed into a tree. A security guard of the park, who witnessed the entire incident, called the police immediately. The assailants managed to escape from the scene. Tariq’s son was rushed to the Services Hospital where his condition was said to be critical. Tariq was a sub-inspector in the Sadar division and according to the family, he did not have any enmity with anyone.
Separately, a man was killed owing to an old enmity in the jurisdiction of Shahdra Town police station. Farhan Naseem was released from prison a few days ago where he had been held under murder charges of Zulfiqar’s brother. On the day of the incident, Farhan was sitting in his house at Qazi Park area when four armed men entered the house and opened fire on him. He died on the spot while the men managed to escape the crime scene. Meanwhile, family members of deceased Umar Riaz who was killed by robbers on Sunday, staged a protest in front of the IG Office, demanding the police to arrest the assailants.