Lahore: Gunmen shoot youth dead
LAHORE: A 28-year-old youth was shot dead while his ‘married girlfriend’ wounded seriously when gunmen opened straight fire on them here in Gulshan-e-Iqbal area late on Thursday night, police said on Friday.
Police investigators said that the deceased, later identified as Muhammad Bilal, resident of Hanjarwal, along with his girlfriend Asiya Bibi was coming back from Data Darbar when three gunmen intercepted them near Rahim block in Iqbal Town area late on Thursday night. The gunmen opened straight fire on them and fled away from the crime scene. Both the woman and her lover were rushed to a nearby hospital, where Bilal was pronounced dead. The condition of the woman was also reported top be critical till filing of this report. Police investigators said that the deceased was running a cosmetic store in Jamal Colony, where he had developed illicit relations with Asiya Bibi. In the meantime, her parents tied her knot with someone else but Asiya continued her love-affair with Bilal as she used to visit his house frequently. The gunmen are yet to be identified so far. The police have removed the body to the morgue for an autopsy and are investigating.