Gun-toting man arrested for torture of citizen on road

Dec 16, 2019

LAHORE: Police claimed on Sunday to have arrested an armed suspect involved in torture of a citizen on a road in Cavalry Ground after a footage of the episode went viral on social media.

A video footage on social media showed an armed man brutally torturing a citizen, later identified as Shan Shehzad, whose vehicle accidentally hit the attacker’s on a road in Calvary Ground.

The suspect can be seen armed with a pistol that he took out of his car and then started beating the man with kicks and fists. The social media users continued to condemn the torture and demanded the law enforcement agencies should arrest the armed attacker.

Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Zulfiqar Hameed taking notice of the incident directed his subordinates to trace and arrest the suspect.

Acting on CCPO’s orders, Cantonment Division SP Furqan Bilal constituted a police team to arrest the suspect who was later identified as Aqeel Mirza, manager of a private bank, living in State Life Society.

The police raided the suspect’s house and arrested him, recovering the vehicle and gun from the house.

Police also registered a case against the attacker on the complaint of the victim, Shehzad.

DIES: A 45-year-old man was shot dead over a petty issue in Sundar Industrial Area on Sunday.

Police said Ashfaq was sitting with his friends at a shrine when he exchanged words with Ali alias Don, who was carrying a pistol. The suspect pulled out the pistol and shot Ashfaq dead. The suspect then fled the scene.

Following the incident, locals alerted the police who arriving at the scene took the body in custody. After collecting evidence from the crime scene, police shifted the body to city morgue for an autopsy and later registered a case against the suspect.

Sundar Station House Officer Mr Khalid said the man was killed by his friends over a minor issue and teams were constituted to arrest the suspect.

(Daily Dawn)