Murder accused on bail, his bodyguard killed by rivals
CHUNIAN: A murder accused, who was recently released on bail, and his bodyguard were killed while another was injured over an old enmity at Rakh Jhok village on Tuesday.
Gulzar alias Gullo Butt and his bodyguard Aslam were coming to Chunian when their 15 rivals, including Zulfiqar, allegedly opened fire on them. As a result, Gulzar and Aslam were killed on the spot while Gulzar’s cousin Babar Ali was injured. The injured man was shifted to a hospital in Lahore. The enmity between Gulzar group and Zulfiqar group had begun about a year ago. It had so far claimed the lives of six people. About a year ago, Gulzar group killed Iqbal and his brother Zubair. In revenge, Zulfiqar group killed Arshad and his mother Sardaran. Gulzar, his brother Ijaz and their relatives, Mushtaq and Haider, were in jail in the murder case of Iqbal and Zubair. Gulzar was released from the jail on bail a month ago.
Meanwhile, the deceased’s relatives staged a demonstration against the police by placing their bodies on Kasur Road. The protesters burnt tyres and forced traders to close their shops. In the meantime, DSP Javed Iqbal and SHO Tariq Mehmood reached the spot and held negotiations with the protesters. The police have registered a murder case against 15 people on the report of Shakeela Bibi, wife of deceased Gulzar.