MANDI BAHAUDDIN/SIALKOT

Two persons - including a doctor and trader - were killed on resistance in separate incident here on Sunday.

In Mandi Bahauddin, a doctor was gunned down when he interfered with some accused, attempting to kidnap his father from his clinic in a private hospital here on Sunday.

According to police, Dr Nazir Gondal was in office at a private Hospital attending to patients. His son Dr Shahid Nazir was in the adjacent room. In the meanwhile, some armed persons entered the hospital and attempted to kidnap Dr Nazir. Listening to the noise, Dr Shahid Nazir rushed to save his father and offered resistance to the culprits. But the bandits fired a volley of bullets on him. As result he was critically injured and was rushed to DHQ Hospital where he succumbed to wounds. The kidnappers escaped the scene after the occurrence.

Meanwhile, doctors across the district went on strike and closed all private clinic to condemn the murder of the doctor. They held protest, wearing black armbands. They set a deadline for the arrest of the accused, warning that all hospitals and clinics across the district would remain close if the accused are not arrested within 24 hours. Dr Ijaz Malik led the protest in front of DHQ Hospital. However, emergency ward of the DHQ Hospital remained open to deal with critical cases.

In Sialkot, a trader was shot dead when he offered resistance to dacoits here near Daska on Sunday.

Reportedly, village Dholleywali-Daska based trader Asghar Ali, 35, was on the way to Daska city along with his wife on a motorcycle. As they reached near bridge on BRB Canal in Maanjipur-Satrah, two unidentified dacoits intercepted them. However, Asghar Ali offered resistance to the culprits, at which they shot him in the chest, killing him on the spot. The accused fled the scene under the cover of aerial firing. The Satrah Police have registered a case and shifted the dead body to Daska Civil Hospital for autopsy.