QUETTA - An Assistant Sub-Inspector was shot dead on Sunday night in Khuzdar, some 360 KM southeast of Quetta.

According to Station House Officer Khuzdar Mitta Khan, unidentified armed men opened fire on ASI Sher Ahmed in Civil Colony. Resultantly, he sustained critical wounds and succumbed to his injuries.

The assailants fled from the scene after committing the crime. “The deceased was on his way home after performing duty when armed men attacked him near his house,” Mitta Khan said, adding investigation was under way to ascertain the motive behind the killing.      –Reporter

The police handed over the body to the heirs after completing legal formalities.