GILGIT: Gilgit police on Sunday registered a case against an unknown person for allegedly killing a woman during a robbery attempt in Gilgit.
Gilgit-Baltistan (GB) Chief Minister Khalid Khurshid Khan has sought a report from police about the incident. Gilgit Jutial police station on Sunday registered a first information report (FIR) against the unknown persons involved.
According to police, the victim (50) was a resident of Noor Colony, Jutial Gilgit. The FIR stated that a masked man with a gun entered the victim`s house where she lived with her two sons and two daughters.
The man entered from the inner gate and tried to rob the family members; upon their resistance, he shot the woman. She was rushed to Combined Military Hospital (CMH) but she lost her life.
Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) Gilgit region Farman Ali told Dawn that it is rare that such an incident occurred in Gilgit. `The incident created panic among local residents,` he added.
Mr Ali said that a committee was formed to investigate the case, adding that he will be arrested soon.
Mutaib Shah, a civil society activist from the area told Dawn that this incident has raised the eyebrows of locals. It is the first incident of its kind and locals feel insecure now.
He urged police to arrest the culprits urgently and give them exemplary punishment under anti-terrorism laws.
The GB chief minister has given strict orders to police to use all resources to arrest the person involved in this incident and give him severe punishment, besides adopting a strict policy to protect the life and property of citizens and improve security arrangements with the support of the community.