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`Lover` shoots woman, her husband

LAHORE: A 30-year-old woman and her 35-year-old husband were shot dead allegedly by the woman`s lover over the custody of a six-month-old child in Kamahan village on Kamahan Road on Monday.

Nishtar Colony police said Murtaza, a resident of Tandlianwala, came to the house of Muhammad Nawaz to take custody of “his six-month old child from Nawaz`s wife” and the row resulted in the double murder.

Police enquiries showed that Nawaz`s wife Irshad eloped with Murtaza a few months ago and returned home some days ago.

Quoting relatives, Nishtar Colony DSP Khalid Mehmood Afzal said Murtaza, who was cousin of the woman, claimed that he was father of Irshad`s youngest child. He said Nawaz, father of four, exchanged words with him when he saw him in his house and Murtaza opened fire at Nawaz and his wife during the argument.

The DSP said a case had been registered against Murtaza, who fled after the double murder. STABBED:

Police have begun search for the killer(s) after a youth was found stabbed in his guestroom in Madina Colony on Monday morning. Factory Area SHO Amir Saleem said the family alerted the police after seeing the body of 19-year-old Shahzad Majeed in the guestroom after 7:30am. GUNNED DOWN:

A 22-year-old man was shot dead allegedly by his relative after they exchanged words over the latter`s drinking at former`s house in Adda Chabeel locality of Manawan on Monday.

Manawan SHO said Muhammad Illyas died at Services Hospital soon after he was shot injured in the morning.

Murder suspect Akram, who is son-in-law of Illyas`s brother, was drinking at the house of Illyas. The killer fled.

In another incident, two people allegedly gunned down a 25-year-old man over a minor issue in National Town of Sanda on Monday.

Police said Muhammad Usman of National Town, who owned a scrap business in Wassanpura, tried to stop Bunty and Shehryar from teasing a girl and an argument ensued.

Minutes later, Bunty, Shehryar and their accomplices opened fire at Usman at his doorstep and injured him.

Usman was rushed to a nearby hospital where he breathed his last. The killers fled.

Source: Dawn