CHINIOT - Two persons were gunned down on the way back from courts while a minor boy was crushed to death here separately on Tuesday.

As per detail, Qasim Ali and Mohammad Nawaz, sons of Siraj Din, a resident of Asian village were returning after appearing in District and Sessions court. When they reached near Tahir Abad on Pindi Bhattian Road, some 12-km from here, notorious proclaimed offender Maqsood Ali alias Maqsoodi, lying in wait in crop fields, ambushed them. As a result, Qasim died on the spot while Nawaz sustained critical wounds and breathed his last in the hospital. The Saddr Police have registered a case against the accused who succeeded in fleeing the scene.

It may be recalled here that Maqssodi, involved in dozens of heinous crimes, has become a challenge for the district police. He was once arrested but managed to escape by cutting rooftop of the vehicle used to transport prisoners on return from a court hearing. Meanwhile, a child died in road accident. Aon Ali, 10-year-child, son of Sarfraz Ahmad, a resident of Rajoa Sadat was going on road when a speeding FDH-7995 crushed him to death.

The Rajoa Police registered a case of the incident.