LAHORE, Sept 24: The widow of a jeweller, who has been receiving life threats for pursuing the killing of her husband by robbers, has appealed to the chief minister to provide her security and order early arrest of the perpetrators.
Muhammad Ejaz of Alnoor Town was shot dead by two robbers at his shop on Sept 2.
According to EjazÂ’s wife Rukhsana Kausar, she has been receiving threatening phone calls from the accused for pursuing the case against them, but the Factory Area investigation police are not arresting them.
She said on Sept 2 her husband Ejaz was at his shop when two armed men shot him dead and escaped with Rs50,000 in cash, gold ornaments and a cell phone. She claimed that her husband had received some mysterious calls on his cell phone some time before his murder, which could help the police trace the culprits.
She claimed another jeweller of the same bazaar, who had earlier objected to Ejaz’s taking the shop on rent, was indirectly involved in the murder. His two brothers had been arrested by the police in a case registered under section 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of the Pakistan Penal Code.
She complained that the police were not arresting the major accused despite having evidence.
Saeed Ahmed of Factory Area police station, who is investigation officer of the case, said efforts were being made to trace the killers.
He said on the complaint of the victim family, the police had arrested two brothers of a suspected jeweller and a case was registered against them.