TOBA TEK SINGH: A suspected thief was gunned down allegedly by a watchman, stealing paddy bag(s) while his accomplice managed to escape the scene in the wee hours of Tuesday.

The incident occurred in a farmland adjacent to a filling station on link road near Chak 718/GB in Pirmahal.

Eye-witnesses said that the deceased identified as Shahid Iqbal of Chak 681/22 GB along with his unidentified accomplice was allegedly stealing two paddy bags from a farmland adjacent to the filling station. In the meantime Mujahid Ali, watchman at the filling station, spotted them and fired gunshots on them, the witnesses informed. They said that Shahid sustained a bullet and died instantly while the other managed to escape from the scene. The deceased was, reportedly, a drug addict. The police have shifted the dead body to Pirmahal THQ hospital for autopsy and started investigation.–Staff Reporter