Defence 7 incident was not accident but target killing: Punjab CM
By News Desk
November 16, 2023 09:24 PM
Punjab chief minister Mohsin Naqvi Thursday revealed that the six people of a family who died on the road during car clashes which was described as an accident was instead a murder, reported 24NewsHd TV channel.
Talking to the media after meeting the bereaved family members, the Punjab CM said the police have gathered evidence that it was a case of target killing not an accident and he has directed IGP Dr Usman Anwar to incorporate anti-terrorism sections in the case.
He said a police officer who was trying to intimidate the family and falsify the evidence was also suspended.
Punjab chief minister said the government was standing by the bereaved family and no one will be allowed to affect the investigations.
He said after the accident, the accused distributed sweets which was quite a disturbing incident.
The bereaved family, having lost six members in an accident, had alleged that police were not cooperating with them during the investigation.
A couple of days ago, six members of a family died in Defence's Phase 7 in an accident involving two vehicles. One of the vehicles was rashly driven by a young driver, it was reported.
The victim's family said it was not an accident but a targeted killing. Expressing annoyance, the family said police were not cooperating with them during the investigation.
The new details of the incident emerged during investigation of the case and it was detected that Afnan, a young driver of the rashly-driven vehicle, had arguments with the deceased persons before the unfortunate accident occurred.
They said starting from Y block, Afnan started to chase the vehicle in which women were also sitting.
Hasnain, driver of the vehicle carrying the deceased, tried to avoid Afnan but to no avail. They said Afnan kept chasing and harassed the riders. In Y Block, Hasnain stopped his car and reprimanded Afnan. However, Afnan kept harassing the women and also threatened them with dire consequences.
Afnan, in a threatening tone, warned the victim's family. They said Hasnain, along with his wife and sister, moved from the spot. After taking round of McDonald’s Chowk, Afnan then accelerated his car and hit Hasnain’s vehicle killing all the riders on the spot.
Four people who reached the spot to rescue Afnan fled the scene seeing the enraged public.