Gilgit, January 4: Police have found the dead body of a young labourer, identified as Sikandar son of Abdul Rasheed, 19, hanging from a tree in the Jutial locality of Gilgit city, near the New Secretariat.
According to details the man had been killed and hanged by unknown criminals. The victim belonged to Skardu. Police have taken the body in their custody and started investigation.
In another incident, Aziz son of Farid Rehman, resident of Barmas locality, was shot and injured in the Jamatkhana Bazar locality. He was immediately shifted to the DHQ, where his condition was reported to be critical.
The security situation of Gilgit has deteriorated over the past month, leading to an increase in the cases of violence involving firearms. With the death of a senior police officer, fear has gripped the public who are feeling insecure.
The government has completely failed to protect lives of the citizen.