Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Kinnaird College for Women Lahore mourns student shot outside campus

Kinnaird College for Women
Kinnaird College for Women

LAHORE October 17, 2011- Samer Wasti student of Kinnaird College (KC) was murdered by her alleged lover Shams in front of the college. After murdering the girl, the killer shot himself on the spot.
Samer was a second year student in ICS discipline. The incident took place today (Monday) when she was crossing an overhead bridge in front of the campus on Jail Road. Other students were also present at over head bridge when Shams fired three bullets which killed the girl. After killing the girl, Shams committed suicide by shooting himself.
Sad situation was observed inside KC as faculty and students were lamenting on the death of the student.

In a bloodcurdling incident, desperate and disheartened 23-years-old boy, first killed his love (a 17-years-old girl, student of 2nd year at Kinnaird College) and later ended his life by shooting himself in his head at over head bridge, especially constructed for Kinnaird College (KC) students located on Jail Road on Monday afternoon.
The tragic ending of the failed love story that stated some two years ago left Lahorities aggrieved while the students of KC as shell shocked.Bullet shots from the desperate boy have also injured a passer by named Bashir. The two lovebirds died on the spot while the injured was rushed to Services Hospital where his condition is stated to be stable.It was about 2:25 pm when students of KC were standing at and around the entry exit gate of the KC waiting for their vehicles to return to their home. It was a kind of hustling-bustling situation out the KC when suddenly the crowed including girls, their relatives, their drivers, staffers of KC and locals of the area started running here and there after hearing four bullet shots which created panic in the area. The situation becomes tenser when students found two youngsters, a girl and a boy, lying in a pool of blood on the floor of over head bridge.Hues and cries were observed among the KCites (students) while the traffic on Jail Road came to a halt. A stampede was also witnessed at Jail Road which created traffic mess for over one hour. A passer-by informed police after which a police team headed by ASP Racecourse Circle Riffat Bukari reached the scene.The police team collected forensic evidence from the crime scene, recovered murder-weapon, cell phones and other belongings of the girl and the boy who later were identified as Samar Wasti and Shamas-ul-Alam.Samar Wasti was a resident of Faisalabad who was residing here maternal aunt’s place in Shahdara Area and Shams-ul-Alam was a resident of Chungi Amr Sadhu with a permanent address of Jinnah Colony Sargodha and a temporary address of Rawalpindi mentioned on his Identity Card.Police removed the bodies to Racecourse police station for further search of their clothes which were finally removed the bodies to City morgue for autopsy.The police team also recorded the statements of eyewitnesses and students at crime scene as well.Eyewitness injured victim Bashir said that he was on his way to home on a motorbike. “As I reached near overhead bridge on Jail Road in front of Kinnaird College, I heard four bullet shots, one of which injured me as well”, he added.ASP Racecourse Circle Riffat Bukhari told the reporters at crime scene that the circumstantial evidences suggest that the accused boy was chasing the girl as she came out of the exit gate of Kinnaird College at around 2:30 p.m. She added that seemingly both lovebirds had exchanged few words with each other but over the refusal of girl to get married with him, the accused boy whipped out a 30-bore pistol and opened two straight fires at her left temple and neck. As a result, she sustained serious bullet wounds and died on the spot. Without wasting anytime, the accused boy shot a bullet in his own temple and ended his life over love tragedy.Sub-inspector Bashiran Bibi of Women Racecourse police station told this correspondent that the victim girl was living with her aunt in Shahdra while she belonged to Faisalabad. She further told that the accused boy belonged to Mozang Chungi. A case No 71/11 has been registered under sections 302 and 324 of PPC against the accused boy.The victim girl’s parents, who had reached Women Racecourse Police Station from Faisalabad after knowing about the incident, told the police that accused boy was teasing their daughter for the last two months after which Samar had also changed SIM of her cell phone. However, the boy chased their daughter on Monday and asked her to talk to her parents for marriage proposal. The girl’s parents requested the boy not to tease her and close this chapter. After which the girl’s father heard three bullet shots and the guy said the chapter has been closed. The girl’s father further told the police that they tried to contact their daughter again but received no response.Sarwaj Wasti, brother of deceased’s Samar Wasti, while talking to his relatives at City Morgue mentioned that Samar was living here with her maternal aunt. He told his relatives that Samar was at her native home in Faisalabad on just past weekend. He claimed that earlier on Monday he dropped Samar at her college as per routine. He said that as he reached back at his home in Faisalabad, he received a call from Samar at his mobile phone. “Samar dialed my number when she saw Shamas standing nearer to the bridge after coming out of the college”, said brother of Samar adding that she was panicked and was not in a condition to state any thing. He said that when Samar informed him about the presence of Shamas, he directed Samar to give her mobile phone to Shamas that he and Shamas could discuss the issue. He claimed that he tried to cool down Shamas but he threatened to kill Samar saying that he could not bear any more. He said that he was on phone when he heard bullet shots. “We immediately left our home and rushed to Lahore where after reaching Kinnaired College, we came to know about the mishap”, said brother of Shamas.Shamas was a class fellow of Samar at Cathedral School till 10th standard and was in lover with her since then, told heirs of Samar. They said that both Samar and Shamas shared good days and were in contact with each other but later on Samar changed her interest as the boy was not matching her standards. It has been learnt that Shamas was doing a job of advertisement posting on different website in a local company. Contrary to Shamas, the girl was quit outstanding in studies and she had scored 836 marks in matriculation while scored 397 marks in first year of ICS (Intermediate in Computer Sciences). According to the heirs of Samar, she was bit tense on scoring little less marks as she was expecting over 400.Deceased Samar’s eldest sister was also a student of KC, who now was working as doctor while her elder brother has done graduation in Accounts/Finance while her two younger sisters were still school going.

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