Four killed as police open fire on car in Sahiwal

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SAHIWAL: Four people including two women were killed after officials of the Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD) opened fire on a car, on Friday.

According to CTD officials, the dead suspects were kidnappers and had opened fire on police from inside the vehicle at Qadirabad area of Sahiwal district.

Police retaliated with fire and killed four people. There were three children were inside the car who remained unhurt.

The children were shifted to DHQ hospital for medical treatment. In their statement to the police, they contradicted the claims made by police.

The children said that their parents, aunt and driver had been killed by police. They also said that the suspects had not opened fire on police.

The children said that they were travelling from Chungi Amar Saddhu to Boriwala when their vehicle was stopped. Though their father assured the police that they were not carrying weapons and that they could inspect the car, police opened fire and killed them.

Punjab’s police chief has ordered the regional police officer in-charge to submit a report on the incident.