You might have heard by now that Former Senate Chairman Mohammad Mian Soomro’s nephew was killed in a gun fight in Islamabad on Monday.
However, it might not have come to your knowledge that the fight started over a comment posted on Facebook.
The two individuals involved in the fight were Raja Arshad (and his group) and Hussain Malik (Tariq Malik group).
Police officials have reported that the tussle started when one of the involved guys made an offensive comment about a girl on Facebook. That girl happened to be a friend of the other guy who jumped to defend her by calling for a physical fight. Both of the men took it out in a clash, along with their friends, at a Coffee Shop in F-10/3.
The fight started over a Facebook Comment
Police was quick to take action and stopped the fight. Soomro’s Nephew, Malik Fahad, was acting as a mediator between the two groups and successfully resolved the matter at the police station. Both groups agreed to stop fighting.
However, as soon as they left the police station, the fight started again when Raja Arshad group started firing at Fahad Malik’s car. Fahad Malik succumbed to the injuries immediately while his fellow, Tariq Malik was seriously injured. Both received multiple gunshot wounds but Tariq Malik survived the incident. The accused fled the scene are yet to be located and arrested.
Police investigation has revealed that the incident could have been avoided had the police officers at the station searched the cars of both parties for any weapons. Police sources suggest that Islamabad’s Safe City project will come into play as the team behind it has been tasked to identify and trace the car. That information will be used to arrest the alleged murder criminals.
According to police sources, Raja Arshad group has the support of a strong political family. So far, the police have not even filed an FIR and are awaiting a written application from the victims.
This case will reveal the usefulness of the Safe City Project and the cybercrime laws will kick in for the authorities to get additional details regarding the cause of this incident.