Islamabad: Children fight, adults killed
ISLAMABAD: A continuing scuffle between two boys in the capital’s rural neighbourhood in Khana Dak claimed two lives, police said on Monday. One of the victims died on Sunday night and the other on Monday morning because of excessive bleeding.
Police said 11-year-old son of Akbar Ali would routinely pick up fight with the ten-year old son of Masood Ahmad over the last two years. However, Masood, a taxi driver, ignored the scuffles, terming them as usual fights among children.
However on Sunday evening, Ali’s son Qaboos Ali again intercepted Masood’s son and thrashed him badly. When Masood came to know about it, he went over to Akbar’s house.
As he asked for end to almost daily scuffles between the two boys, Akbar became angry. He went into his house and came out with a 30 bore pistol and opened fire on Masood, who was hit in the leg and back.
Hearing gunshots, neighbours rushed to the spot, including Masood’s son-in-law Nasir Ilyas, 25.
As they were putting Masood into a car for taking him to hospital, Ilyas confronted Akbar, telling him that his act was brutal.
Police said the son-in-law told Akbar that Masood only came to him to resolve a fight between children.
But armed with pistol Akbar also started firing at the son-in-law. It created panic as Ilyas also fell on the ground. Both the injured were shifted to the hospital. Masood died on late Sunday night while Ilyas on Monday morning, police added.
Police raided the house of the killer but he had escaped, leaving behind his disabled sister, wife and a son.