Caretaker Punjab CM takes notice of bus hostess’s murder in Faisalabad

  • Dr Hassan Askari seeks report from IGP over gruesome killings of 18-year-old Mehwish Arshad

LAHORE – The caretaker chief minister, Dr Hassan Askari Rizvi while taking notice of the murder of an 18-year old bus hostess in Faisalabad has sought the report from Punjab’s inspector general police.

Dr Askari directed the IG to probe the matter and arrest the killer.

Talking to news persons in Mandi Bahahuddin on Sunday, the CM expressed sympathies with the bereaved family and assured that justice will prevail in this incident.

Man, who shot 18-year-old bus hostess dead, arrested in Faisalabad

According to the first information report (FIR) registered at the Sargodha Road police station, Mehwish Arshad was employed at a bus company.

The accused, Umer Daraz, a security guard employed at the same company that the deceased previously worked at, wished to marry her, but she rejected the proposal, following which he shot her to death publicly five days ago.

He was arrested from Faisalabad earlier this week.

On Thursday, a CCTV footage of the incident started making rounds on social and electronic media, which showed that Mehwish was approached by the attacker when she was getting ready to go home from work. He cornered her on a stairwell in a street and held her at gunpoint. He was seen to have exchanged some words and manhandled her, right after which he opened fire, killing the young bus hostess instantly.

The teenage deceased was the sole breadwinner of her home after the death of her father.