Lahore: Trader killed in daylight dacoity
LAHORE: Dacoits shot dead a 31-year-old trader on offering resistance in broad daylight at a busy market near King Edward Medical University on Tuesday, eyewitnesses and police sources said.
Mujahid Iqbal, a resident of Okara, was purchasing goods from a shop situated near the hostels of the King Edward Medical University when two gunmen riding a motorcycle intercepted him. The robbers held him up at gunpoint and demanded cash and valuables.
As he offered resistance and tried to overpower one of the bandits, the other bandit opened fire at him. Mujahid Iqbal, said to be a retailer in Okara district, sustained serious bullet injuries and fell on the ground. The robbers snatched cash worth tens of thousands of rupees from him and fled away from the crime scene within no time.
The injured was rushed to a local hospital, where doctors pronounced him dead. The Gowalmandi police have removed the body to the morgue for an autopsy and are investigating with no arrest so far.
Also, five dacoits barged into a house on Monday and gunned down a 57-year-old man on offering resistance during robbery attempt in Kahna area.