Rawalpindi: Murderers on the loose
RAWALPINDI: Three persons – two brothers — were gunned down, while another one was shot and injured in two separate incidents on the 2nd day of Eidul Fitr, here in the city on Tuesday, police said. Arshad Khan 28, associated with a private airline as a porter and posted in Karachi was shot dead by an unidentified person, near Bakery Chowk in Westridge, on Tuesday. Nusrat Hussain sub–inspector who is leading the murder investigation when contacted said: “Police have been investigating on different lines to establish the facts because the deceased was resident of Attock and works in Karachi. Why he was seen in Westridge as none of his relatives live here?” remains a mystery. Inspector Allah Yar of Westridge said while quoting an eye witness that a bearded man was seen following the deceased Arshad Khan, who shot him from behind and later escaped. He further said that the elder brother of the deceased told the police that he had a talk with him (Arshad) in the morning and he informed him that he was in Karachi.
Police said Arshad Khan was found shot dead at Nisar Road, near Bakery Chowk in the afternoon.
Later, the police shifted the dead body to the District Headquarters Hospital for postmortem.
“A photograph of a girl and his national identity card was found from his pocket, during body search. However, the real circumstances of the murder could only be known after the investigation into the murder started,” inspector Allah Yar said.
In another incident, two real brothers were gunned down, while another one was shot and injured allegedly by their rivals in Rawat on Tuesday.
Police said that the three brothers Ghulam Rabbani 18, Hafiz Abdul Rahseed 35 and Ghulam Jilani 18 were in their homes on Tuesday, when their rivals Gulfraz along with some other persons forced their way into their home and opened fire killing the two brothers Ghulam Rabbani and Abdul Rasheed at the spot and injuring Ghulam Jilani.
Inspector Malik Yousuf, who is investigating the double–murder case revealed that the deceased had enmity with Gulfraz and his two brothers Muazam and Mukram, who had already been declared as proclaimed offenders.
Muazam had been killed in a police encounter while Mukaram was in jail these days.
The police investigating officer said Gulfraz along with some other persons came to Abdul Rasheed’s house on Tuesday morning and gunned down the two brothers, while injured the other one before fleeing from the scene.
He said a double–murder case was registered against eleven persons on the complaint of injured victim Ghulam Jilani and an investigation was launched.
However, no arrests have been made by the police so far in connection with the double–murder case.