LAHORE: A group of suspected land grabbers shot dead a Christian girl and wounded five others, including two women, over a land dispute in the city’s Defense area the other day.

A video of the incident, which took place in Noor Bakhsh Chalaar — village at Barki  —Road in the jurisdiction of the Defense Area (C) — police station, shows the suspects barging in and opening fire on the unarmed people belonging to a poor Christian family.

According to police, the main suspicious — identified as Irshad Kamboh and his assistants — opened fire at the family of Rafiq Masih, with the video confirming that they kept firing obsessively.

The late was identified as 18-year-old — Sonia, who died on the spot.

The other four, including — Asia, Shahnaz, Nazeer Masih and Rafiq Masih were severely injured and shifted to a nearby hospital.

The Police said they had moved the body to the mortuary and instigated an investigation into the matter.

So far only two suspects have been taken into custody at yet.

Talking to Pakistan Today, the PTI MNA Shunila Ruth said that the bold gun attack had left the entire community shocked.

“The victims belong to a Christian family which is settled on the land — since 1936.

The assaulter have frequently made attempts to grab the piece of land measuring – 24 kanals and keep on implicating the male members of the family in false cases,” she said, adding that she has asked the SP Cantt to ensure a fair investigation into the case and ensure justice to the victims.

 

 

 

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