Four unidentified armed accused, in Elite Force uniform, gunned down four prisoners who were brought to the court of Additional District and Sessions judge at Kutchery for a hearing date in broad daylight on Thursday.

The assailants made good their escape from the scene while the police shifted the dead bodies to Tehsil Headquarter Hospital for autopsy. The deceased were identified as two brothers - Asad Ali and Husnain Ali, Muhammad Adnan and Asif Mehmood. During the indiscriminate firing two police constables - Muhammad Munshi and Muhammad Ehsan also sustained bullet wounds and admitted to the hospital. Following the incident, family members of the deceased staged a protest and blocked Faisalabad Road to condemn the brutal incident. They pointed out that the deceased were brought from District jail Sheikhupra for court hearing and blamed the police indifference and inefficiency for the incident.

On the other hand, the reason behind the murders is stated to be old enmity which reportedly has taken the lives 14 persons so far including UC Nazim Mian Tariq Mehmood who was killed in a train at Lahore Railway Station. Both the groups - Doger and Araeen have been locked in the enmity since the last 13 years. They belong to Badomalhi Chak 113 RB. Private TV channel adds: Four persons who had come to pursue their case of immoveable property in court were mercilessly gunned down by their rivals. As per details, two groups of Dogar and Araeen families who were locked in a litigation came to the Additional District and Sessions court for the hearing where the former group targeted the latter and killed Asif, Husnain and Asad while another Adnan sustained injuries and rushed to hospital but could not survive.

According to police, both of the groups were fighting each other for 20 years over an agricultural land situated at the village Badomalhi.