Lahore: Unprovoked fire claims child`s life
LAHORE: A three-year-old child was killed in an unprovoked fire by a man in the busy street of Gawalmandi on Monday, police said.
Noman Naeem was standing outside a shop along with his mother in Tara Devi Street when he received a bullet to his back and suffered fatal wound. He was transported to Mayo Hospital to be was pronounced dead at arrival.
The suspect identified as Zahid Bhoonka fled the scene, Gawalmandi station house officer Hamza Nawaz said, adding that he had been released from jail three weeks ago. He said he did not know much about his conviction and criminal past.
Muhammad Naeem, victim`s father, told police that he had no enmity with Zahid, also his neighbour.
Quoting witnesses, he said the suspect started firing what appeared to be unprovoked.
He said suspect`s father Kala Kisai was murdered by Shahnu and his accomplices a year ago after which the family had left the place.
He said Zahid, however, returned to his old home after his release from the jail.