RAWALPINDI – A man, who was shot and injured critically along with his cousin in a brawl between two groups at late Tuesday night at Gareebabad area of Police Station (PS) Airport, died at the emergency ward of Benazir Bhutto Hospital (BBH) on Wednesday.

The deceased was identified as Shahzada Khan son of Sheeren Khan, 32, a plumber by profession. However, the other injured person Ghazan Khan was discharged by doctors after providing him necessary treatment.

According to Sikandar Hayyat, the investigation officer of the case, an armed clash occurred at Abbasia Chowk, Gareebabad, between two groups over old enmity during which a man Farhad Abbasi started firing with a pistol at two cousins namely Shehzada Khan and Ghazan Khan and injuring them critically. Rescuers shifted the victims to BBH, where Shehzada Khan took his breath last at BBH emergency department. The doctors sent home the other maimed person after medication, he added.

Police filed a case on the application of Ghazan Khan and conducting raids at different localities to arrest the killer, Sikandar said.

Meanwhile, the relatives of the deceased staged a protest demo outside BBH emergency and at Aiport Road. They chanted slogans against police for its failure to nab the killer and demanded of police high-ups to take action against the police officials.

On the other hand, unknown robbers struck at six localities of the city during the last 48 hours and looted gold ornaments, cash and other valuables to the tune of thousands of rupees, thus leaving the impression that Rawalpindi police are in deep slumber.

A citizen Chaudhry Imran, resident of Askari 10, told PS Banni officials that he along with his family reached the house of his uncle and parked his vehicle outside the house. Suddenly, a man carrying pistol in his hand appeared from somewhere and pointed it on them the victim said. The robber snatched gold jewellery and prize bonds from them and ran away, he added.

At Asghar Mall Road, two unidentified gunmen equipped with sophisticated weapons stormed into the house of Muhammad Naveed and later they held the inmates hostages. The intruders then collected gold ornaments, including 11 gold rings, necklaces, gold bangles and Rs 11,000 cash from the cupboards and fled after locking the family in a room.

An application was filed to area police for legal action against the robbers.

In a daring street crime, a citizen namely Muzamil Hussain, resident of Sir Syed Colony, was intercepted by two motorbike riders on gunpoint when he was going home. The gunmen snatched Rs 8500, a mobile phone valuing Rs 30,000 and ATM card from him and escaped.

Another citizen Samiullah was on way to home from market when was held by three unidentified gunmen in the street in the area of PS Sadiqabad.

. Samiullah said the gunmen threatened him to kill, if the cash and mobile phone was not given up to them. They snatched Rs 50,000 and a mobile phone from him and disappeared in the dark.

Sharafat Ali lodged complaint with police that he was going with his wife at Chaklala when they were stopped by three muggers at gunpoint. He added that the dacoits snatched Rs 20,000 and gold ornaments from them and escaped.

In precinct of PS Chontra, robbers deprived a former Atique-ur-Rehman of his tractor at gunpoint. Police registered cases and launched investigation with no arrest or recovery so far.