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Lahore police ‘resort to firing’ to stop wedding function, six people injured

LAHORE: At least six people were wounded when police allegedly opened fire to stop a wedding function in Lahore’s Mughalpura locality late on Friday night.

According to Anarkali circle DSP Zafar Abbas, a policeman identified as Irfan allegedly opened fire during a mehndi function. As a result, six people were injured.

The injured were taken to a nearby hospital where three of them are said to be in critical condition.

The injured people’s family members alleged the police personnel resorted to firing to stop the function.

Condemning the firing incident, the DSP said the heirs of the injured have submitted an application for registration of an FIR and assured that action will be taken as per law.

Enraged at the firing by the policeman, family members of the injured staged a protest, chanting slogans against the police.

It is noteworthy that at least two people were killed while two others had sustained gunshot wounds when a bridegroom’s friends had resorted to firing in a Sheikhpura locality late on April 13.

According to police, the incident occurred in Feroze Wattwan town of the district.

The bridegroom’s friends, who seemed to be drunk, opened fire to celebrate their friend’s wedding at his mehndi ceremony, which caused gunshot wounds to four people. Two of them died on the spot.

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