Lahore: A man was gunned down by Pakistan
Rangers personnel while allegedly trying to cross over the
border to India in Punjab province, local residents said
According to the local residents, the paramilitary border
guards nabbed Shah Nawaz, a resident of Attari village, near
the border in Kasur, 40 kilometres from Lahore, and shot him
Immediately after the incident, the local residents
captured some Pakistan Rangers personnel and alleged that they
were involved in killing Shah Nawaz.
The paramilitary personnel were handed over to police in
The local residents placed Shah Nawaz`s body at an
intersection and protested against what they said was the high
handedness of the Pakistan Rangers personnel.
They demanded that police should register a murder case
against those involved in the incident.
Deputy Superintendent of Police Shabir Warraich told
journalists that, according to Pakistan Rangers officials,
Shah Nawaz was killed while trying to cross the border.
Local parliamentarian Mian Khurram Jahangir Wattoo
expressed concern at the killing of "an innocent man of his
constituency" and said he would bring the matter to Prime
Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani`s notice.
In June, Pakistan Rangers personnel shot dead a youth in
cold blood in a park in Karachi. Following a public outcry, an
anti-terrorism court sentenced a paramilitary trooper to death
and awarded life imprisonment to four more.