Lahore (Staff Report): Dr. Akbar Ahmad Cheema, a professor of Government College University (GCU) Lahore, was gunned down during a robbery attempt near Lahore’s Kalma Chowk on Wednesday.

As per media reports, Cheema was en route to somewhere along with his mother when unknown robbers intercepted his vehicle near Kalma Chowk.

As Cheema showed resistance during the robbery attempt, the dacoits opened fire leaving the GCU’s faculty member injured.

Rescue officials shifted the doctor to a hospital for medical treatment where he succumbed to his bullet wounds.

Cheema was a professor at Botany department of the University.

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif taking notice of the incident sought report from CCPO Lahore regarding the killing of the varsity professor .