LAHORE Filmstar Nargiss ex-husband with his four accomplices gunned down the theatre-partner of renowned actor Afzaal Khan over a petty issue at Tamaseel Hall (theatre) in Lytton Road area, police said on Wednesday. The deceased identified as Zaheer Butt (40) was friend of former police inspector Abid Boxer. A police investigator requesting not to be named maintained that Zaheer Butt refused to give Rs 0.5 million to Zaheer Butt alias Doodho, upon which the latter shot him dead. However, the investigator did not inform this scribe the reason why Doodho had demanded Rs 0.5 million from Zaheer. The theatre sources maintained that the killer did not buy tickets as he wanted to enjoy the stage drama free of cost with his friends. Zaheer advised them to buy tickets first. However, Doodho considered Zaheer an intimate friend of Abid Boxer, alleged paramour of his former wife Nargis. Abid Boxer on the advice of Zaheer Butt had forced Nargis to divorce Afzaal Butt (Doodho), the sources said and suspected he had borne personal grudge against Zaheer and hence killed him. Director of the stage play Irfan Khan, who is told to be the witness to the whole chapter, switched off his mobilephone when this scribe tried to contact him for comments. An FIR (207) has been registered against Afzaal Butt and his accomplices and further investigations are underway.