PU female Professor shot dead


Unidentified attackers on Tuesday killed a retired female professor of Punjab University in Punjab University Housing Colony.
According to details, some unknown assailants barged into the house of Prof Tahira in Punjab Uni-versity Housing Colony and shot her dead. The attacker managed to flee from the scene.
Police shifted the body to a local hospital for med-ico-legal formalities and started investigation into the murder.
Meanwhile, Punjab University spokesman has said that no evidence of robbery or resistance is found at the residence of Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics’ retired As-sistant Professor Tahira Malik, who was found mur-dered in her house in the morning.
He said that Mrs Tahira was living alone at official residence EA-51 situated at Professor’s Colony New Campus and was working at the same depart-ment on contract after her retirement while her daughter was living in Karachi.
He said that the university officials did not find evidence of robbery or resistance when they reached the crime scene while TV was on and things were in routine order. The spokesman said that police were investigating into the case. The spokesman said that Tahira Malik joined PU Centre for Applied Molecular Biology in 1984 as research scholar. She did her MS (equiva-lent to M Phil) from California University River-side, USA in 1990.—INP

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