LAHORE –Police shot dead a 25-year-old motorcyclist, shortly after the man tried to flee a stop-and-search picket in the Nishtar Colony area on Tuesday.

Police claimed they retaliated against the attack by the deceased, unidentified, when he opened fire on them as they flagged down at Ring Road near the Kumahan village on Tuesday afternoon. Police said the man was a robber. Local residents told reporters that the motorcyclist was unarmed and had tried to escap police picket.  he police have removed the dead body to the morgue for an autopsy and are investigating.

In another incident, a pregnant woman was killed under mysterious circumstances in Badami Bagh area. Police said that resident of Daroghewala, Robina Bibi was shot dead accidentally. Tanvir Ahmed told the police that he handed over a pistol to his wife when it went off suddenly. The mother of two sustained a bullet and was rushed to a local hospital, where doctors pronounced her dead.

The brothers and parents of the deceased woman ruled out the possibility of murder stating that the couple had been living happy life and all happened accidentally.