LAHORE – The Punjab police have arrested one of the police for the murder of a teenager in India Mattress district, it appeared on Monday.
Qari Khail-ur-Rehman, father of the Sami-ur-Rehman victim, told police in the first statement that Masoom Ali intercepted his son while the boy was on his way to the regional mosque for morning prayers on the first day of Eid. ul-Fitr. At gunpoint, Ali tried to rape Rehman, the reason the boy refused. After a brief argument, the man opened fire from a 30-drill pistol that hit the boy in his chest.
While the attacker escaped from the scene of the brandishing the weapon, the victim was rushed to the Kasur DHQ Hospital. Then the boy was taken to the Lahore General Hospital for further treatment, where he died of his injuries.
Sami-ur-Rehman is a Hafiz-e-Quran (holy book memorizer), and leads his first Taraweeh this month of Ramadan.
The killer was arrested as soon as the victim’s family filed an FIR with the local police.
Soon after, netizens took to social media to condemn the brutal killing Mattress, which is famous as a hotspot for sexual predators. The hashtag, #JusticeForSamiUrRehman, calling for maximum punishment to attackers, remains one of the top trends on Twitter in Pakistan.
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