ISLAMABAD: Shalimar Police failed to arrest the killers of Malik Umer, a property dealer who was shot dead in the presence of eyewitnesses on Sunday night.

The investigation officer told The Express Tribune that the killers could not be arrested because they had gone into hiding.

Police said the statements of all eye-witnesses have been recorded but the culprits have not yet been identified because no eyewitness knew them by name. Sketches of the accused are being prepared with the help of eye-witnesses, police added.

In a firing incident in sector G-11/1 on Sunday evening, Umer was killed and his friend, Malik Amir, was injured when some gunmen opened fire on them. Both victims were shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) where Malik Umer was pronounced dead. Amir received three bullet wounds, one in the arm and one in each leg, but was declared stable.

Umer’s colleagues had told the police that Umer, along with his relative Sajid, had quarrelled with a group of youngsters over a motorbike accident earlier that day.

Source: Tribune