Woman shot dead by husband – 20 Jul 2022


LAHORE: A young woman was shot dead allegedly by her husband, while a passerby minor boy injured in the firing in a crowded bazaar in Badami Bagh area here on Tuesday.

Initial police inquiries said the woman, Fouzia, was in the bazaar when her husband arrived there on a motorcycle, opened fire on her and fled the scene.

As a result, the woman and a passerby boy suffered bullet injuries and were shifted to hospital, where Fauzia succumbed to her wounds, while the condition of the boy, identified as five-year-old Abdullah, was stated to be stable.

He said the suspect, Khalid alias Nomi Butt, allegedly killed his wife following a domestic dispute.

The police official said the body of the woman had been shifted to the city morgue for an autopsy af ter lodging a murder case againstthe suspect, who had been arrested.

In another incident in Sanda area, a 13-year-old boy, Sohan, died after being run over by a rashly-driven tractor-trolley.

The police said Sohan was playing in the street when he was run over by a tractor-trolley.

The tractor driver fled the scene after the incident to avoid arrest.

The police lodged a case against the unknown driver and started investigation.

In Kahna area, a man, Shaukat Ali, was allegedly shot dead in broad daylight by unidentified armed men here on Tuesday.

As per initial police inquiry, armed men intercepted Shaukat in the market when he was purchasing edibles and fled the scene af ter killing him.

Quoting the family of the deceased, the police said Shaukat had a dispute with two area residents -Riasat and Hidayet Ali -over a minor issue and they might have been involved in his murder.

The police shif ted the body to the city morgue for an autopsy and launched an inquiry into the incident.

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