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Railways Minister condoles with parents of murdered Christian teen


Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique called on the family of Daneyal Innayat and offered condolences to the bereaved family. Daneyal Innayat was murdered over a petty dispute few days ago. PML-N leader ensured deceased’s family that perpetrators will be duly punished.

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Khawaja Saad Rafique, along with MPA Mian Naseer Ahmed, Chaudhry Tahir Hameed local Counselor, Saleem Rehmat Sindhu Coordinator PML-N’s NA 125 constituency and others called on the bereaved Christian family on September 10, Sunday. The visitors offered condolences to Mukhtar Masih and family.

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Khawaja Saad issued directives to the Deputy Superintendent of Police and concerned authorities to carry out prompt and fair investigations into the murder case and execute due punishment to the perpetrators.

On September 1, Daneyal Innayat was gunned down as a result of a brawl between his uncle and locals. 15-year-old, Daneyal Innayat and family landed into trouble when his uncle Arif Masih resident of Qadri Colony, Walton Road Lahore got engaged in a brawl with a Muslim man Nasir son of Boota Bhatti.

As previously reported, Daneyal and his elder brother Javed were in their house when they heard Arif Masih’s voice who was engaged in a a rough and noisy fight with Nasir. Daneyal and his brother Javed along with Waris and Pervez sons of Arif Masih rushed to rescue Arif Masih. Javed claims that he and others were trying to pacify Nasir, meanwhile, few others including Asad son of Mian Muhammad Boota, Abu Bakar, Faisal son of Boota and three unidentified men arrived at the scene and started abusing Arif Masih and rest of the Christians. Javed Innayat claims that Asad ran into office of Khawaja Imran and brought a pistol.

Asad opened fire at Arif, Javed, Daneyal, Pervez and Waris. A bullet pierced through chest of Daneyal while Waris got hit on his left ankle. By then, neighbors arrived at the scene consequently, culprits fled. Critically wounded Daneyal and Waris were rushed to hospital whilst Daneyal succumbed to his wounds on the way to the hospital.