LAHORE: A man was allegedly shot dead along with his young son by his neighbours over a minor issue of cracking jokes in Hanjarwal area here on Thursday.

They were identified as Mohammad Ashraf (50) and his son Azeem Ashraf (25) and their bodies were shifted to the city morgue for postmortem.

Sharing details of the incident, a police official said early on Thursday Azeem Ashraf came out of his house in the street due to loadshedding.

He said his neighbours, including Jamil and Ghulam Abbas, cut a joke with Azeem which led to a brawl between them.

Meanwhile, Jamil’s father Ashraf also came out of his house, he said adding that Jamil and Ghulam Abbas returned with weapons and opened fire and injured Ashraf and his son critically. They were shifted to a local hospital where doctors pronounced them dead. The police later lodged a murder case.

Published in Dawn, June 3rd, 2022

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