Lahore: Man killed for pursuing son’s murder case
LAHORE: Five gunmen, one of them a proclaimed offender in the murder case of a teenage boy, allegedly shot dead the boy’s father on Friday in Badami Bagh. Police said assailants opened an indiscriminate fire on Muhammad Siddique at his scrap shop and killed him. Earlier, the police said, suspects Ziaullah, Najeebullah and Faheem Akhtar had shot and killed 15-year-old Usman on July 10 over an altercation.
The police had nominated them in the murder case on the complaint of Siddique. Of them, two were arrested and sent to the jail while Zia was at large.
Police said Siddique had received threats from Zia and his accomplices for pursuing the case.
After the shooting, dozens of relatives of the victim and local residents gathered on the road and protested the Badami Bagh police for not taking notice of life threats hurled on Siddique and his family.
SP Multan Khan and other senior police officials arrived at the crime scene and talked to the protesters. Police sent the body to the city morgue for an autopsy and registered another murder case against the assailants.