A reward of Rs500,000 has been offered to the police for apprehending the individuals responsible for the shooting incident involving a college bus
Lahore: In acknowledgment of their exceptional performance, DIG Investigations Lahore Imran Kishwar announced a reward of Rs500,000 on Friday for the police team responsible for apprehending the suspects involved in the shooting incident targeting a college bus transporting female students near Rehmania Bridge along the old GT Road.
On November 28, the police reported the arrest of five suspects linked to the shooting incident targeting the college bus.
During a media interaction today, the DIG disclosed that the individuals who fired at the college bus were intoxicated, and a heated argument had taken place between the suspects’ car drivers and the college bus drivers.
Providing updates on the injured girls, the police officer mentioned that one of the two girls remains in critical condition and is on a ventilator, while the other girl is recuperating in stable condition at the hospital.
Addressing a query, the DIG suggested that the college administration should have canceled the trip immediately after the incident.
“The vehicle used in the shooting incident was rented,” he further added.
The police official stated that they are conducting additional investigations based on the suspects’ statements and available evidence. He also noted the inclusion of a terrorism clause in the FIR.
Initial investigations indicate that the incident stemmed from road rage exhibited by the driver. Allegedly, the suspected driver resorted to gunfire out of frustration following a confrontation during an overtaking attempt near Mohlanwal.
According to reliable sources, the bus driver informed the police that the suspects pursued the bus for over a kilometer and a half, engaging in a verbal exchange when attempting to overtake his vehicle.
“The suspects fired abruptly after pursuing the bus,” stated the sources, quoting the bus driver, who confirmed that two female students sustained injuries during the incident.