2 killed in 'fake' police encounter in Lahore
06 September, 2013
LAHORE: Two youths were shot dead by Shalimar police in a "fake" police encounter, while eight other people, including a seven-year-old girl and two women were killed in different incidents across the city on Thursday.
The deceased identified as Kashif alias Kashi of Multan Road and Faisal Masih of Basti Saiden Shah were reportedly killed in police custody.
According to sources, a police team led by inspector Munawar Dogar took the victims to a deserted area in the limits of Shalimar police station and shot them to death.
Sources said that police had arrested both the accused a few days ago and after recovering valuables the police staged a "fake" encounter after getting a green signal from their high-ups.
According to Shalimar police, Kashif and Faisal along with an unidentified accomplice were on their way on a bike when a police team signalled them to stop for checking. The motorcyclists attempted to speed away by firing shots at the police to which the police retaliated. As a result, Kashif and Faisal died on the spot while their accomplice managed to escape from the scene.
The police registered a case of a police encounter and removed the bodies to the city mortuary for autopsy.
Separately, an unidentified body of a seven-year-old girl was recovered from an open drain near Mushtaq Ahmad Gurmani Road in Ghalib Market police area.
Police said that it was yet to be confirmed whether the girl had accidentally fell into the drain or she was thrown there after her death.
The police said that the condition of the body suggested that the girl died three to four days ago.
Upon being informed about the presence of a body in the drain, the rescuers rushed to the spot and recovered it. A police investigator said that the girl was clad in blue jeans and a yellow t-shirt. The police have registered a murder case against unidentified individuals and shifted the body to the city morgue.
Also, a 20-year-old married woman died under mysterious circumstances in South Cantonment police area.
The deceased was identified as Sumaira Bibi of Nishat Colony. The police investigator at the police station said that Sumaira got married some years back and gave birth to a baby girl.
The police said that after her marriage a domestic quarrel between the couple started. On the day of incident, Sumaira returned from the bazaar and fell unconscious.
She was rushed to a local hospital where she expired. The police said that the deceased's parents said that her daughter had been poisoned.
The police have registered a case against her husband and shifted the body to the city mortuary.
Meanwhile, a 35-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself with a rope in Harbanspura police limits.
Police said that the man, identified as Ghulam Yaseen, was depressed, as he was not able to pay back the loans he had taken from different persons a few months back.
On the day of incident, he locked himself up in a room and committed suicide by hanging himself. The family members broke the door and took him to a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced him dead. Police handed over the body to the family after completing legal formalities.
Also, a speeding trailer on Canal Road, Muslim Town police area, killed a 20-year-old youth.
The deceased identified as Imran hailed from Minchanabad.
Police said that the victim was on a bike when a recklessly driven trailer ran over him, as a result of which he received fatal injuries. He was rushed to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver was caught and handed over to the police. Meanwhile, four people, including a woman were found dead in Data Darbar, Sanda, Faisla Town and Baghbanpura police stations areas. Their identities had not been ascertained until the report was filed.
The police claimed that the woman, yet to be identified, apparently died of natural causes.
Sanda, Faisal Town and Baghbanpura police said that the men "looked like addicts" who apparently died of a drug overdose. The bodies were shifted to the morgue for autopsy.