LAHORE, Feb 14 (INP) A professor at Government College University (GCU) Lahore was shot dead Wednesday morning while resisting an armed robbery, police said
According to police, Professor Dr Akbar Cheema was travelling in his car when armed robbers intercepted him near Kalma Chowk to rob him of his valuables. When the professor resisted the robbery, they fatally shot him.
The professor sustained two bullets with one on his leg and the other on the chest and succumbed to his injuries while on his way to the Jinnah hospital. The robbers were easily able to fled the scene after the incident.
It is pertinent to mention here that Tanzeem Akber Cheema was a professor in Botany department and his body was shifted to morgue for further medico-legal formalities.
The Gulberg police registered a FIR against unidentified culprits and initiated investigation process to nab them.
The Chief Minster Punjab Shahbaz Sharif also took notice of the incident and directed the CCPO Lahore to submit report of the incident. He also directed to arrest the culprits as soon as possible.