LAHORE After the gory incident of brutal lynching of two brothers in Sialkot on last Sunday that incited countrywide condemnation, another unfortunate incident of same nature took place in the City on Sunday when an unruly mob allegedly beaten to death an unidentified youth at a fruit market in Ravi Road police precincts. Eyewitnesses and sources said that middlemen at the said market captured the 25-year-old youth who visited the market at about 7:00am and subjected him to severe torture. Some seven to eight men thrashed the youth harshly as a result of which he suffered multiple wounds on his face, chest and legs, police sources said. They said that it seemed the mob mistakenly took him as a thief. When the victim fell unconscious in front of a grocers shop after he was unable to bear such brutal torture, the accused men fled the scene, a fruit-seller seeking anonymity told this scribe. He said that the youth succumbed to wounds before the locals shifted him to a hospital. He said that although the youth was in a rough dress, but it was too early to establish that he was a thief. The police, however, revealed a different account of this story, as an on duty police officer claimed that the unknown youth was found dead on the roof of a shop owned by a local middleman Tahir Mehboob. He said that according to an FIR (504) registered against the unidentified accused, a rope was tightened around the victims feet. Ravi Road Police Station SHO Asim Rafih, Incharge Investigation Inspector Raza, SI Abbas Hussain along with other policemen visited the site and recovered the body of the youth. The police team, however, pronounced that the victim died a natural death. SP City Faisal Gulzaar told The Nation that few old injuries were witnessed on the victims face and ankles. Some liquor bottles were also recovered from the place where the youth was found dead that revealed that the deceased might be a drug addict, he maintained. I am not claiming that he was not victimised of torture. But it is too early to establish something, the SP added. The body was shifted to the City morgue for autopsy. Further investigations are underway. Man killed over enmity A 28-year-old youth was gunned down by six accused gunmen over old enmity in Islampura police limits on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Basharat Ali, resident of the same locality. Police said that the deceased along with his elder brother Ijaz alias Bhola had running food outlets near Shahzad Building since long. An eyewitness said that another man namely Nazim has also established a Pan Shop in front of the deceaseds shop. Police said that Ijaz and Nazim quarrelled over a petty dispute a week back but the locals made reconciliation between both the parties. On the day of incident, Nazim in connivance with his uncle Mirza Gulzar opened fire on Basharat as a result of which he suffered severe injuries. The locals also rushed him to the Mayo Hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead. Police have registered an FIR (902/10) under sections 302 of Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) against six people including Gulzar and Nazim. No arrest was made till the filing of this report. Further investigations were underway.