OKARA: A minor girl suffered a bullet injury on Tuesday when a callous man used her as shield when he was shot at during a street brawl at Haveli Lakha.
As per the first information report (FIR), the complainant, Rashid said his five-year-old daughter Ayesha was playing in the street near his house at Haveli Lakkha when two armed men of the same locality – Fayyaz and Asif – had a scuffle.
He said during the brawl, Asif took out a pistol and pointed it at Fayyaz, who picked the minor girl, using her as a shield.
Meanwhile, he said, Asif allegedly shot at Fayyaz, and the bullet hit Ayesha in her belly, leaving her severely injured. When locals came out of their houses, hearing the gunshot the both armed men fled away.
The minor was rushed by some locals to hospital in critical condition, where she was being treated for her bullet injury. On the report of Rashid, Haveli Lakkha police registered a case under sections 324 and 34 of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC).
Police claimed to have arrested Fayyaz on the direction of District Police Officer Hasan Iqbal.
They said they were looking for the other suspect.