LAHORE - A man was shot dead in Factory Area limits yesterday.

Ashiq Husain, 45, left his house in Chungi Amar Sadhu to buy medicines for his ailing daughter early on Saturday morning.

Just when he crossed the graveyard of the locality when he got hit by a bullet, police said, adding that area locals him to General Hospital where doctors pronounced him dead on arrival.

The victim belonged to Sargodha and was working as a gardener at a house in Defence Housing Authority.

Police removed the body to morgue for autopsy, collected forensic evidences from crime scene and recorded statements of the eye-witnesses.

A case has been registered against the shooter.