SHEIKHUPURA, Sept 19: Four accused in a murder case were gunned downed allegedly by their rivals while two constables sustained injuries in a firing incident in front of additional district and session judge’s court at Sangla Hill here on Thursday.

Police said Asad, Husnain, Asif and Adnan of Badu Mallhi village were accused in a murder case and were produced in the court of AD&SJ Mian Shabbir Husain. As they came out of the court escorted by Sangla Hill city police, four people belonging to their rival group opened fire killing them on the spot.

Constables Ehsan and Munshi also received injuries and were shifted to Allied Hospital, Faisalabad.

The motive behind the incident was stated to be an old rivalry between Arain and Dogar groups of Badu Mallhi in Sangla Sadar police jurisdiction. All the deceased belonged to Arain group.

Later, the relatives of the deceased blocked Pakistan Chowk at Sangla Hill by placing the bodies there for about two hours to protest the killings.

The police reached the spot and assured the protesters that the killers would be arrested soon. Following the assurance, the protesters dispersed.

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