3 killed in Rawalpindi
RAWALPINDI: Three persons were shot dead, while two others were injured in a clash between the two rivals groups over land dispute in Rawat on Tuesday night, police said. Preliminary police report suggested that Malik Zulfiqar 35 and his cousin Malik Gulfraz 55 had an old dispute of land with their relative WaqarSafdar 19. Police said Gulfraz and Zulfiqar were standing on their land, when their rivals arrived at the scene and started a quarrel. While they were quarrelling, WaqarSafdar and his accomplices opened fire killing Zulfiqar and Gulfraz at the spot and injuring Aqib Saleem and WaqarHussain.
On seeing the two men killed by their rivals, the people who were accompanying the deceased also replied in the same and opened fire on WaqarSafdar injuring him critically.
He also died while being removed to the hospital, raising the death toll to three in the clash. The dead and injured were removed to the District Headquarters Hospital where one of the injured Saqib Saleem is stated to be in critical condition. When the superintendent of police SadarWaheedurRehmanKhattak was contacted, he said police have started raids to trace the accused who escaped from the scene.