A student of the Federal Urdu University of Arts, Science and Technology was shot dead in a ‘sectarian’ attack in Sector 15 of Buffer Zone in the afternoon.
“The victim hailed from Gilgilt and had been living in a rented house with other university students from his native town,” said an official at the Taimuria police station.
“Abbas was near his home when gunmen riding a motorbike emerged there and fired multiple shots at him. He was hit by a bullet in the head and died on the spot.”
The official said police did not rule out a sectarian motive behind the killing that caused tension in Ancholi, Soldier Bazaar and some other parts of the city where mostly people belonging to the victim’s community live.
However, no untoward incident was reported in those areas.