Woman killed in shooting at district courts

Published July 10, 2019
A young woman was killed while a passerby and an accused person were injured in a firing incident in front of the district courts on Tuesday.  — Reuters/File
A young woman was killed while a passerby and an accused person were injured in a firing incident in front of the district courts on Tuesday. — Reuters/File

CHAKWAL: A young woman was killed while a passerby and an accused person were injured in a firing incident in front of the district courts on Tuesday.

According to police, three people opened fire on four men with whom they are running a legal battle related to a murder case. On June 10, Ghulam Abbas was shot dead in Choi Jandran village of Kallar Kahar over a petty issue.

Police booked five people in the murder case and arrested one of them. “The other four managed to secure interim bail and came to the district courts for hearing of the case on Tuesday. As they came out of the courts, three relatives of the deceased opened indiscriminate fire on them,” District Police Officer (DPO) Adil Memon told Dawn.

Aqsa Bibi, 25, from Thaneel Kamal village, who had gone to the district courts along with her brother, was hit by bullets and died on the spot.

“Aqsa’s brother had to submit his documents for recruitment in the police and she was waiting for him at a roadside when the bullets hit her,” the DPO said.

Another passerby, Khawaja Mehmood, from Munday village, sustained a bullet injury while one of the main accused identified as Tabbasam Abbas from Choi Jandran was also injured. He was arrested by the police and is being treated at the District Headquarters Hospital.

Published in Dawn, July 10th, 2019

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