Punjab: Bank manager shot dead by security guard allegedly over blasphemy

A Bank manager was Shot Dead by its Security Guard allegedly over Blasphemy allegations in Punjab’s Khushab District, police and relatives said.

Malik Imran Hanif, the manager of the National Bank of Pakistan branch in Quaidabad tehsil of Khushab, was shifted to a Local Hospital after he was Shot by the Guard from a Rifle. Due to his Critical injuries, he was taken to Lahore where he succumbed to his wounds at the Services Hospital.

Khushab District Police Officer (DPO) retired Capt Tariq Wilayat told that it would be Premature to comment on the motive behind the murder, but confirmed that the security Guard, who was Arrested after the incident, had Claimed to have killed Hanif over Blasphemy.

In a video of the suspect that was shared on social media, the Guard could be heard saying that the Deceased manager had “Insulted the Prophet”. for video click below link

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The Guard was Reportedly Fired a few months ago, he was Subsequently Rehired and had an Argument with Hanif a few Days ago, the Officer added.

Police Sources also Expressed Doubt over the Guard’s claim that he had Killed the manager over Blasphemy. They suggested that the Guard had committed the murder due to Personal Grievances.

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