A man shot to death his wife’s paternal uncle because he had filed for divorce on behalf of his niece.
Police registered a case and were conducting raids to arrest the accused. According to the police report, Mudassar Majeed, a resident of 276 GB Dandewal on Jhang Road, had married the niece of Shahid Habib a year ago.
Soon differences between the two families turned sour, and Shahid Habib registered a case No. 141/20 Crime 324-337 F3 in Thikriwala Police Station against Mudassar Majeed under the provisions of attempted murder. In this case, Mudassar Majeed was released on bail after spending two months in jail.
After his release, he went to 275 JB Panisra to pick up his wife where a quarrel took place and Mudassar Majeed shot and seriously injured Shahid Habib. He was rushed to the Allied Hospital where he died.
Police registered a case on the statement of Iftikhar Ahmed under the provisions of 302/34 TPP. According to SHO of Thikriwala, Inspector Amir Mushtaq, the accused Mudassar had a two-month-old baby girl, and the victim had filed for divorce from his niece to get rid of the accused, for which he shot and killed him.
In August this year, a young man, Israr Gujar, was killed by motorcyclists over old enmity in Gujranwala.
The 28-year-old man was riding a motorcycle in Garhtaliyanwala area of Baghbanpura police station when two men on motorcycles chased him and opened fire on him.
The CCTV video of the incident had also surfaced.
Area SHO Waqas Akbar had said that a case was registered against the victim Israr and his brother for killing a man named Afzal in February 2019, but it had not been followed up.
After the murder, one of the suspects, Waqar, fled abroad, while Israr was arrested and later released on bail. He had now been shot dead.
According to the SHO, four suspects, including Babar, had been nominated in the case and the police were trying to trace them.
Also in this year, a man and a teenage boy were shot dead by their opponents in separate incidents in Chak Jhumra. According to the police, 35-year-old Aslam Khursheed had a property dispute with his paternal cousins. The suspects, including Yasir and his brother Nasir, opened fire on Aslam, leaving him injured.
He was shifted to a hospital where he died.
Separately, Nasir Yaseen and others had allegedly opened fire on 15-year-old Mohammed Javed and injured him. Javed was shifted to the Civil Hospital in Samundri where he succumbed to the injuries.
Mamu Kanjan police reached the spot and took the body into custody. The police registered a case against the suspects under Section 302 of the PPC. According to sources, the deceased was shot dead by a close relative over an old dispute.
Earlier this year on May 16, at least three people were killed in separate incidents due to enmities in Dijkot.
They included 40-year-old Atif Saeed who was attacked by Jawad Naseer and Badar Bhola over a children’s quarrel.
Published in The Express Tribune, November 20th, 2021.