Lahore: Robbers kill Rangers sepoy
LAHORE: Unidentified people, suspected to be muggers, shot dead a 28-year-old Punjab Rangers sepoy near Azadi Chowk early on Thursday. Police have begun investigation into the blind murder with suspicion of involvement of robbers.
Tibbi City Station House Officer Abdul Sattar said police rushed to the spot on an emergency call around 4am and later spotted a young man dead at the outer wall of Lady Willingdon Hospital.
He said the victim, who was identified as Jamshaid Ahmad of Haral post office, Ahamdabad Mandi, Dipalpur and currently posted in Islamabad, suffered a bullet injury on his neck which led to his instant death.
He said the victim, who was on his way to his native town on leave, apparently got off a bus near Azadi Chowk a few moments before the shooting.
He said investigators seized Rs19,000 cash, his CNIC, service card and a cell phone from the pockets of the victim along with the luggage.
The SHO said the family did not suspect anyone, adding that he might have put up resistance. Police handed over the body to the family after autopsy.