rawalpindi - A 35-year-old man was allegedly murdered over a land dispute here at Sadiqabad area yesterday.

The shooting incident took place in a steel shop and it created panic in the market. Rescue 1122 shifted the dead body to District Headquarters (DHQ) Hospital for autopsy. The deceased was identified as Ashraq of Kotli Sattian.

According to Sub-Inspector Muhammad Zubair, who is posted at Police Station (PS) Sadiqabad and investigating the murder case, four persons including Ashraq were sitting in a steel fixing shop located at Trolley Adda and discussing some land dispute. Meanwhile, he said, an exchange of hot word occurred among them on which a man started firing at Ashtaq with a 30-bore pistol. As a result Ashraq died on the spot, the police officer said. After committing crime, the killer managed to flee the crime scene, he said adding that the name of the killer was yet to be ascertained.

A doctor at DHQ Hospital, when contacted, said the deceased sustained five bullet injuries in his body. Till filing of this report, police had not registered the case.

Meanwhile, a police volunteer along with security guard of a private company shot dead a auto mechanic over a petty dispute at Dhoke Gujran yesterday.

The deceased was identified as Rabnawaz while the accused included Latif (police volunteer) and Sajid Mehmood (security guard).

Both the accused are arrested and further investigation is under way, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Syed Iqbal Kazmi.

According to details, a citizen Mumtaz Khan appeared before Police Station Naseerabad officials and lodged a complaint that his brother Rabnawaza, an auto mechanic by profession, left house for workplace but did not return home. He mentioned that he spotted Latif and Sajid while quarrelling with Rabnawaz at Dhoke Gujran Market. He added that Latif shot dead Rabnawaz with a rifle and fled from scene. Taking action, police lodged a murder case.

DSP Syed Iqbal Kazmi, when contacted, said that police had arrested the both accused and started investigation. He said that CCTV footage of the incident had also been obtained by the investigators which would help in identifying the real killers. He said that the reason for murder was yet to be ascertained by the police.