Sharing details of the incident, police said that the victim, who was released recently from captivity, had been bathing at an irrigation watercourse when two pillion riders shot at him, killing him on the spot. His body was handed over to relatives after a postmortem examination.
The slain individual, according to police officials, had been booked under Section 295 C on Nov 28, 2012 on the complaint of a local lawyer, Altaf Hussain Junejo.
The deceased man, while visiting the court, had asked the lawyers and other court staffers to refer to him a “messenger”, added a local lawyer who wished not to be named. He was found guilty of the crime and sentenced to life imprisonment, said Tando Adam SHO Ghazi Rajar.
The court later issued a release order after a medical board confirmed that the prisoner was not in his senses, the SHO said, adding that he was released from Central Jail Hyderabad some 15 days ago.