Mardan: Woman, son among 4 shot dead
MARDAN: A woman and her minor son were among four persons shot dead in separate incidents here on Monday.
A woman and her one-year-old son were killed while her daughter received serious wounds when one of their relatives opened indiscriminate fire on them at the Nawa Killy hamlet of Gujar Gari area on Monday, police said.
They said that the accused Shah Zaib allegedly shot dead his uncle’s wife Ghazala and her little son Shahid besides critically injuring her daughter Nadra.
Initial police investigation revealed that the accused and his aunt along with her children were residing at the same house, however, they had developed difference for quite some time and quarrels had become a routine among them.
The Sadar Police Station registered a double murder case against the accused Shah Zaib on the complaint of injured Nadra and started efforts to arrest the killer who was still at large.
Separately, two persons were killed and three others received bullet injuries when some unidentified attackers opened fire on them in the small hours on Monday in the Sadad Baba Village of Lundkhwar area, locals said.
The residents told Dawn that some assailants stormed the Khanqah of a faith healer, Sayed Bukhari Shah at around 3.30am and shot dead Umar Farooq and Sartaj. Bukhari Shah and two men, Moman and Shoaib, were injured.
The locals rushed to the Khanqah soon after hearing gunshots and shifted the dead and injured persons to the nearby hospital.
Officials of Lundkhwar Police Station registered an FIR against unknown attackers on the complaint of Shamsher Ali, brother of Bukhari Shah.