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KASUR: Robbers shot dead a journalist and injured two others near a level crossing on Deepalpur Road on Wednesday.

Abdul Razzaq, an ARY reporter for Chunian, along with Muqadar Hussain and Ghulam Hussain (reporters of the channel for Pattoki), were on their way to Kasur from Chunian when two robbers stopped their car and tried to snatch cash and mobile phones.

Razzaq and his colleagues were said to have resisted as a result of which one of the robbers opened fire. Razzaq died on the spot while Muqadar and Ghulam Hussain suffered injuries and were taken to the DHQ Hospital.

The incident panicked the journalists and Kasur’s Working Journalist Council and others condemned it and demanded immediate arrest of the robbers.

The Khudian police said they were looking into the matter. They handed over the body of the deceased to the family after legal formalities.

In another incident, robbers deprived auto spares dealer Muhammad Ashfaq of Rs100,000 and mobile phone near Allahabad Town.

RIVALRY: A farmer was shot dead allegedly by his rivals in the Allahabad police jurisdiction.

Muhammad Munir of Khajorwala village was on his way home after dropping his children at a local seminary on Wednesday morning. Near a private bank in Allahabad Town, two men shot dead Munir and escaped.

Published in Dawn, May 18th, 2017