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'Bookie' killed in Lahore after India-Pak match

world Updated: Mar 19, 2012 16:50 IST
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An alleged bookmaker was shot dead by unidentified gunmen here after India defeated Pakistan in an Asia Cup cricket match in Bangladesh, police said on Monday.

Muhammad Shaukat alias Lambha, 55, was killed in his house near Sandah Road in Lahore shortly after the India-Pakistan match on Sunday, they said.

Shaukat's relatives, who lived on the ground floor of the same house, alerted police after hearing gunshots.

Police claimed that they had found a book containing names, telephone numbers and cash, which suggested that Shaukat was a bookie.

It could not immediately be ascertained if the killing was in any way linked to Sunday's match.

At least six empty shells were found beside the body, which was sent for an autopsy, police said.