Pakistani stage artiste Kismat Baig was shot dead by unidentified gunmen in an unfortunate incident that saw the relentless murders shoot her in the legs, stomach and hands.
NDTV reports that the theater actor was returning to her home after performing in a play in Lahore. The gunmen, riding a car and a motorcycle, intercepted her and then opened fire on her. She was immediately rushed to the Services Hospital where she was declared dead owing to excessive bleeding.
Her driver-cum-secretary Ali was injured too as he received one bullet. However, his condition was reported to be stable. As per the same report, Ali said that the gunmen had shouted these words before killing her, "We’ll hurt you so bad that you’ll never be able to dance again."
Baig was also at the risk of two such attacks in the past but she had managed to escape unhurt. The police have stated that her family suspects her estranged lover to be the man behind the crime. However, they have not filed an FIR yet. Baig was in a relationship with an industrialist of Faisalbad City. She was also rumoured to be dating various landlords and even her secretary Ali.
This is not the first time that a stage artiste has been shot dead. Several other actors like Nagu, Nadra, Yasmin, Nagina, Naina, Marvi, Karishma, Sangam and Arzo. Earlier this year, Sana Faisal, the host of television show Khufia, died after she was poisoned by an ice cream gifted to her by an unidentified `fan'.
The Express Tribune reports that the cold-blooded murder has left the entire artiste community of Pakistan in shock. Not a single play has not been screened since the incident. The actors are carrying out a demonstration on the Canal Road along with Baig's family to protect against the murder.