NOWSHERA: A naib qasid (office boy) of the Islamabad High Court (IHC) was shot dead by unidentified armed men in Nowshera on Wednesday.

Police said Ayaz Khan, hailing from Charsadda, was travelling to Nowshera from Charsadda on a motorcycle after Sehri when unidentified armed men opened fire on him near Khweshgi Payan, leaving him dead on the spot.

Police sent the body for autopsy to the District Headquarters Hospital and filed a case at Nowshera Kalan Police Station against unknown murderers. The relatives of Ayaz Khan said he had no enmity with anyone.

The Islamabad High Court Chief Justice has taken notice of Ayaz Khan’s murder and asked the Deputy inspector General Mardan to submit report of the case within 24 hours.