KHANEWAL-A schoolteacher who murdered a Class 5th student after sodomy was killed when armed men attacked the police to get him released near Pirowal, about 5-km away from here the other night.

According to DPO Rana Ayaz Saleem, accused teacher Muhammad Ishaq was being taken to Lahore for DNA test in police vehicle (KWD-3962) by City Police SHO Sadiq Rind, constables - Zafar Iqbal, Yar Muhammad and driver Aftab. When they reached near Pirowal, five armed men, riding a double cabin vehicle, stopped the police vehicle and attempted to get the accused teacher released from the police custody. In crossfire with the miscreants, the teacher sustained gunshot wounds. He was being shifted to DHQ Hospital Khanewal but he breathed his last. The police have registered FIR no 111/14 u/s   324,353,186,225,224,427,148,149 at the Khanewal Saddr Police Station against five accused including two brothers of the deceased teacher - Sajjad and Ejaz. The dead body has been handed over to the family after autopsy.

DPO Rana Ayaz Saleem said that cause of the accused death would be established after complete report of autopsy. Meanwhile, two prominent politicians - Sardar Abid Dogar and former tehsil nazim Mian Imran Qureshi of Muzzafargarh visited the residence of innocent student Muhammad Talah and condoled his death with his parents.