Nowshera: 5 held on kidnapping, murder charges
NOWSHERA: Five persons were arrested on the charges of murder and kidnapping for ransom in Mera Kheshgi here on Sunday, an official said.
Superintendent of Police (Investigation) Syed Israruddin Bacha told reporters that Dedar Gul, Zeeshan, Tauseef, Shahenshah and Arshad Hussain hired a van owned by two brothers on October 4, but they tried to snatch the vehicle at gunpoint after they reached near Aman Koroona in Mera Kheshgi.
He said the culprits opened fire on the two brothers, Mohammad Sayyar and Mohammad Mukhtiar when they offered resistance. The official said Mukhtiar died on the spot while Sayyar was critically injured and succumbed to his wounds a few days later. He said that Sayyar had reported the incident to the police. Israruddin Bacha said the police launched investigation and tracked down the criminals, who were involved in extortion and robberies.