LAHORE – A 21-year-old girl was gunned down while her three sisters were shot and injured by armed dacoits during a robbery in National Fan Colony in Shahdara Town on Saturday. The deceased was identified as Sumeera Bibi, the daughter of schoolteacher Muhammad Din.

Investigators said that some dacoits entered Din’s house at around 4:15am (Saturday) and held the entire family hostage at gunpoint. The family, however, offered resistance and also captured one of the dacoits.

“The captured dacoit started crying for help. His fleeing accomplices returned and opened a volley of bullets at the family, leaving the four girls in a pool of blood. Sumeera, Humera, Asima and Fakhira were shifted to the Mayo Hospital where the doctors pronounced Sumeera as dead. The condition of other three was told to be critical. On Saturday afternoon, the members of the victim family, their relatives and the residents of the area staged a protest demonstration against the police. 

Labourer crushed: A 22-year-old labourer was crushed to death while his colleague sustained multiple injuries when a speeding car hit them in North Cantonment police area on Saturday. Investigators said that the victims, namely Bilal and Usman, both residents of Narang Mandi, were hit near the Fortress Stadium Bridge. Bilal was pronounced as dead at hospital.