Rawalpindi: Seminary student shot dead
RAWALPINDI: A seminary student was shot dead while his friend and a passerby were injured when a group of men attacked them in Sadiqabad on Sunday. Some boys were playing cricket outside Marhaba Madressah on Kuri Road in Sadiqabad on Saturday. On seeing them playing cricket outside the seminary, some of its students, including Habibur Rehman, came out and asked the boys not to play there. Both groups started quarrelling, however the issue was settled by some elders of the area.
On Sunday when Habibur Rehman, 19, was going to a nearby shop, the rival group intercepted him and another seminary student and attacked them. Habib died on the spot while Mohsin Ali and a passerby Abdul Rehman were injured. Dozens of the seminary students placed the body of Habibur Rehman on Islamabad Expressway and blocked the traffic. The blockade caused problems to the commuters; however, the intervention of senior police officers convinced the students to disperse peacefully after they were assured that the killers would be arrested soon.