LAHORE - A 40-year-old alleged drug addict was axed to death by his friend in Baghbanpura police precincts on Saturday. The victim has been identified as Rizwan, a resident of Shalamar Town.

The Police investigators said that Rizwan was asleep at his house when his friend Boby killed him with the stroke of a hammer. “After committing the crime, the accused managed to escape from the scene,” they added. Local police after being informed reached the scene and removed the body to the City morgue for autopsy. Police have also recovered the hammer from the crime scene. Baghbanpura police said that the victim and accused were close friends and also were drug addicts. However, the accused is still at large till filing of this report.