RAWALPINDI - A mother and her two sons were gunned down by their relatives over land dispute in Spyali village of Gujar Khan on Monday.
The deceased were identified as Fatima Kaneez, 52, Faisal Mehmood, 35, and Danish Mehmood, 22. The dead bodies were shifted to hospital for autopsy while police registered a murder case against the accused.
According to Aslam Shehzad, sub-inspector (SI) and investigation officer (IO) of the case, there has been a land dispute between the victim family and their relatives since long.
He said that on the day of incident, Fatima Kaneez along with her two sons Faisal and Danish visited the disputed land where their opponents Muhammad Sajjad, Muhammad Ehtesham and Muhammad Imran, who were carrying weapons, attacked them. They opened indiscriminate firing on the lady and her sons killing them on the spot. Shahzad said that husband of the victim lady was already shot and injured during an attack launched by his opponents in 2013 and their cases were pending with Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Rawalpindi.
Rescuers shifted the dead bodies to hospital and they were handed over to the heirs after post mortem.
SHO Akbar Abbas, when contacted, said that first information report (FIR) has been registered against the accused; however the culprits are at large.