A man allegedly gunned his real brother down over a minor family dispute in broad daylight in the jurisdiction of Industrial Area Police Station here on Friday.
Shaikh Mumtaz, a resident of Satellite Town, was standing in front of the Shifa International Hospital in Sector H-8 in the afternoon to pick his two children up from the City School. Three men, riding in a van (RIA-2952), spotted Shaikh Mumtaz and opened fire on him.
He sustained multiple bullet injuries in his legs and succumbed to his wounds because of excessive bleeding.
Shaikh Mumtaz’s children, who were coming out of their school at the time of the attack, later identified one of the attackers as their uncle Imtiaz Shaikh.
Uzair Azmat, a passerby, who sustained bullet injuries in his leg, was admitted to the Shifa International Hospital for treatment where his condition was stated as stable.
The autopsy of the victim was conducted at the Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS). It was learnt that Shaikh Mumtaz and his brother Imtiaz Shaikh had developed a dispute over the ownership of an academy.
The Industrial Area Police registered a case against Imtiaz Shaikh and started a search for him.
It is pertinent to mention here that Federal Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervaiz Ashraf was scheduled to visit the Wapda Staff College located nearby and extra police contingent was deployed there.
After the incident, Superintendent of Police Jameel Hashmi rushed to the scene and evidences were collected from the scene in his presence. As many as 20 bullet shells were recovered from the scene, police sources said.