LAHORE  - A youth shot dead his mother and father over a property dispute at their house in Lahore’s Manga Mandi neighbourhood yesterday evening. Police say the killer is at large.

Basharat gunned down his father, Azmat Ali, and mother Ameer-un-Nisa after a brief altercation with the couple.

Investigators said the youth had developed a dispute with his parents over property. He exchanged harsh words with his parents while demanding his share in the property. Then he took out a pistol and opened straight fire on the mother and father.

Both the woman and her husband died on the spot as they sustained multiple bullet wounds. The bodies were moved to the morgue for autopsy.

The police have registered a double-murder case against Basharat and are investigating with no arrest made yet.

The killings sparked anger in the locality as dozens of residents gathered outside the victims’ house and demanded the police to bring the killer to justice.

73 troublemakers arrested on polling day: At least 73 troublemakers were arrested yesterday for violating the code of conduct during Local Bodies polls held in 12 districts of the Punjab province.

A police spokeswoman said the police registered 25 cases against the violators “on the complaints police, Presiding officers, and PTI’s workers”.

Most of the arrests were made in Hafizabad district where at least 27 men were held for creating lawlessness like situation. Similarly, at least 18 violators arrested in Sheikhupura while in Gujranwala police detained 9 persons. More arrests were also made in Jhelum, Sargodha, and Sahiwal districts.

“According to initial reports, at least 45 persons were injured during clashes between rival groups in different districts of the province on polling day,” the spokesperson said. However, the overall situation remained under control and peaceful.

Police officials said that at least 73 persons were arrested on the polling day out of which 28 belonged to PML-N, 18 were from PTI, and 27 independent workers.

Punjab IGP Mushtaq Ahmed Sukhera expressed his satisfaction over the security arrangements. The security situation remained under control in all the 12 districts in the Punjab province where the police had seized 1815 licensed weapons during crackdown. The police also collected 16507 surety bonds from the election candidates to ensure peace on the polling day.