LAHORE: Stage actress Kismat Baig was killed by her promoter, police said on Friday.

Police arrested the main accused, Rana Muzamil, and three of his accomplices Faheem, Tajamul and Shahid.

Muzamil, a businessman in Faisalabad, hired three mercenaries to murder Kismat. They were arrested after security officials traced mobile phone records, police said.

Punjab Law Minister Rana Sanaullah earlier said that people from the showbiz were involved in the murder. He said that a man name Muzamil had murdered the actress.

Last week, armed men opened fire on Kismat Baig and her guard as her car passed through Harbanspura area. The gunmen took away her mobile phone and a gold chain.

She was hit with 12 bullets and loss of excessive blood led to her death, the post-mortem report revealed.

Baig started her career 10 years ago from Gujranwala. She had shifted to Lahore four years ago.