RAWALPINDI: A woman and her brother were shot dead allegedly by unidentified motorcycle riders in Sadiqabad area on Friday night.

The victims, identified as Noreen Akhtar and Riaz were travelling in an auto-rickshaw when they were targeted by unidentified motorcycle riders on Khanna Road, Sadiqabad. Shortly after the incident happened, senior police officers and forensic experts arrived at the scene of the crime, collected evidence and questioned people nearby.

Noreen Akhtar’s son Haider Ali, 22, was found murdered on Aug 6, 2022 near Pindorian Chanpir Badsha Darbar, Islamabad. She had already lodged a murder case against unidentified persons with the Islamabad police saying that she was a resident of Ghosia mohallah Chaklala, and her son Haider Ali had left his house on Aug 4, at about 7pm but did not return.

She said two days later, she received a phone call and was informed that a body had been found near Darbar with the name Ali on a piece of paper and a mobile phone number.

She went to the place along with her daughter and son, and found her son Haider’s body lying there covered with a sheet of cloth. According to the FIR, Haider was targeted by unidentified persons in Sadiqabad.

The SSP Investigation arrived at the murder scene in Sadiqabad to assist Rawalpindi police in solving the case.

Published in Dawn, September 3rd, 2022

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