They had been rowing over a family-owned shop
A police investigation is underway after an overseas Pakistani man was allegedly killed by his brothers following a property dispute.
It is reported that the incident happened in the neighbourhood of Samanabad in Faisalabad.
The victim has been identified as Gul Robaan, a man in his 50s.
Gul had been in Pakistani since October 2021, while his wife and children remained at their home in Germany.
On January 1, 2022, three of his brothers shot him before beating him with clubs. Gul died in hospital a short while after.
The gunfire also left a passerby injured.
An FIR was registered at Samanabad Police Station and one of the accused has been arrested.
Gul had left Pakistan 25 years ago for a better life. Meanwhile, his eight brothers and two sisters remained in the country.
According to family members, Gul helped his brothers to open businesses and to acquire property.
But a few years ago, things deteriorated when the brothers deprived him of his share in the family property. They also denied the sisters their rights.
Gul returned to Pakistan to ensure that at least his sisters get a share.
However, at least three of the brothers, including Qamar Zaman were against him.
They had been rowing over a family-owned shop in Samanabad.
One of the brothers, Abdul Manan, sided with Gul.
In the FIR, Abdul said that around 9 pm, his brother arrived at the shop after being invited by Qamar, Rizwan and Imran as well as three friends to settle the dispute.
But when the Pakistani man arrived, Qamar stated that he would be killed.
The three brothers then fired at Gul, injuring him. The gunfire also injured a passerby.
According to the FIR, after Gul fell to the ground, the friends, Usman, Zain and Hasnain, beat him with clubs.
Several witnesses saw the attack and urged the men to stop.
When they eventually did, the witnesses took Gul to hospital where he later died.
One local explained that the overseas Pakistani man was not fighting for personal gain. He wanted to make sure that his sisters get their rightful share of the property.
He had filed civil petitions against his brothers over the issue and a court had ruled in his favour.
Police identified Qamar as the prime accused in the case and he has subsequently been arrested.
Investigations are underway to arrest the other suspects.
Germany’s embassy in Pakistan has not commented on the issue.