Lahore: Murder accused attacked on court premises
LAHORE: An under-trial prisoner of murder case was attacked and injured by the complainant party on the sessions court premises on Thursday. The assailants also injured the prisoner’s family members who came forward for his rescue, sources in the sessions court said. Sources said Sohail Shoukat, an under-trial prisoner facing murder charges, was brought to the court of Additional Sessions Judge Tariq Mehmood when some persons belonging to the complainant party attacked him. The family members and friends of Sohail came forward to rescue him but were also attacked and injured by the assailants.
Later, the assailants managed to escape when police arrived at the scene. Lawyers and family of Sohail protested against the incident and termed it the result of poor security on the court premises.