Lahore: Widow, mother-in-law of man killed by Raymond Davis slain
LAHORE: The widow of a man killed by US secret agent Raymond Davis last year and her mother were shot dead by her father over a matrimonial-cum-monetary dispute in Johar Town on Monday. Neighbours said the family had shifted to their one-kanal home from a rented house in Shahdara a year ago after the suspect’s son-in-law Faizan Haider and his friend Faheem were shot dead by the US national near Qartaba Chowk.
Monday’s shooting near Maulana Shaukat Ali Road at around 1pm attracted a large number of people of the area to the place. According to Saddar SP (Operation) Mohammad Athar Waheed, Shahzad Butt, 55, first opened fire on his wife Nabeela, 45, in the car porch and then fired at his daughter Zuhra, 25, the mother of six-month-old Ahmad Faizan.
He said Nabeela’s body was found in the porch and that of Zuhra, who had run out of the house to save her life, near the gate. The suspect, father of six daughters and a son, ran away firing in the air, the police official said. The suspect shot both the victims from point-blank range. Police found empty-shells of bullets fired from a pistol.
SP Waheed said Haider Ali, 19–year–old son of Shahzad, who was outside, rushed towards his home after coming to know about the shooting but his car met with an accident in Johar Town. However, he managed to reach home.
Police said preliminary investigation showed that Shahzad was opposing the second marriage of Zuhra with her Dubai-based maternal cousin. Shahzad’s wife also wanted her daughter to marry her sister’s son and the couple often quarrelled over the issue.
On Monday, Shahzad and Nabeela quarrelled again. Their other daughters tried unsuccessfully to stop the accused from shooting their mother and sister.
A close relative of the family told this reporter that Zuhra had got a major chunk of Rs30 million compensation for her husband’s death and she had developed a dispute with her father over the use of the money.
He said Zuhra also wanted the ownership of the house transferred to her name. A case was registered against the accused on the complaint of his son Haider Ali.