JHANG – A stage actress was shot and injured on Thursday in Jhang district of Punjab.

The victim, Sadaf, was rushed to the local hospital where her condition was pronounced critical as she had received five bullet wounds on her body.

According to the media report, “Unknown gunmen barged into the house of the actress and opened fire and fled.

“She has received five bullets and is battling for her life,” reported Samaa TV while quoting doctors. The reason behind the incident has not been ascertained as yet.

This is the second such incident in two months against the stage actress. In November last year, Qismat Baig, a stage actress, was shot dead in Lahore.

In September last year, a transgender person in Mansehra was critically injured after being shot multiple times for allegedly resisting sexual advances of a group of armed men who barged into her house.