Lahore: Traders leader shot dead
LAHORE: Some unidentified bike riders allegedly shot dead a 70-year-old man near Delhi Gate when he was returning home after purchasing some edibles in the Akbari police limits on Thursday.
The deceased was identified as Karam Elahi, General Secretary of Anjuman Tajran Kashmiri Bazaar, a resident of Delhi Gate. He was also a PPP worker. Police reached the spot and removed the body to city morgue for autopsy.
SHO Akbari Gate Zahid Hussain said that four unidentified bike riders approached Karam Elahi around 10:00am when he was returning home after purchasing some chicken from a nearby market. They opened indiscriminate fire on him near Delhi Gate. As a result, Karam Elahi received three bullets, two on chest and one on stomach, and was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
SHO said an FIR had been registered against the four unidentified persons. To a question, he said the deceased had a minor scuffle with some locals of the area whom police would also include in investigations.