LAHORE  - A police constable was killed while two complainants were wounded seriously when unidentified men opened straight fire on them as the police party raided a hideout in Green Town, police claimed on Friday.

Investigators say the police team raided a house near Baghrian Chowk to arrest some accused persons, who were wanted to the police in a water-theft case. The complaints in that case, Babar and Shahzad, were also accompanying the police party.

According to police version, some gunmen opened straight fire on the police as they reached close to the hideout. As a result, Constable Younis died-on-the spot while two complainants Babar and Shahzad sustained bullet injuries. The injured were shifted to the Jinnah Hospital where their condition was stated to be serious. The body was moved to the morgue for autopsy. Police say the gunmen fled the crime scene before reinforcements were sent to the spot. Further investigations are underway.

A police source however, said that the police had detained a few gunmen and they were being grilled at some unknown location.

Meanwhile, funeral prayer of Constable Younis was offered at the Police Lines Qila Gujjar Singh. A number of police officers including Punjab IGP Mushtaq Ahmad Sukhera and Lahore CCPO Amin Wains attended the funeral prayer besides family members of the deceased.

According to a police spokesperson, Constable Muhammad Younis was posted in the Investigation Wing of the Green Town police station. “Yesterday, he conducted a raid to arrest the most wanted criminals in Green Town. When Constable Muhammad Younis along with his team reached (there) for raid the accused opened fire on them. Resultantly he received a direct bullet on his legs and he died on the spot.” Younis is said to be a resident of Madkay Dhari Wall, district Kasur. The body was taken to the native town where the cop was buried in a local graveyard.