Shahbaz orders enquiry into Faisalabad firing

FAISALABAD: A 15-year-old boy was gunned down by police as they mistook him for a robber for brandishing a toy gun here on Monday.


Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has taken immediate notice of the incidents of hooliganism and firing near Novelty Bridge in Faisalabad on Monday and sought a report from the regional police officer (RPO), besides ordering an enquiry and arrest of those involved in the firing.

According to details, Farhan was taking selfies of him carrying a toy gun from his mobile phone along with his friend out on the street when the local police mistook him for a bandit and opened fire on him without any warning.

The police personnel of People’s Colony area took the injured teenager to Civil Hospital, where he succumbed to his wounds after several hours. Farhan’s friend luckily escaped the incident unhurt.