Four murdered in Nowshera after uncle, nephews exchange fire

By: News Desk      Published: 12:31 PM, 19 Aug, 2020
Four murdered in Nowshera after uncle, nephews exchange fire

Four people were killed and three injured as close family members exchanged fire in Nowshera over a property and marriage dispute, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.

The deadly incident took place in the Akbarpura area. The two parties already had a property dispute. But on Wednesday, the maternal uncle and his nephews resorted to indiscriminate fire after the latest controversy over marriage.

Police said the four victims had died on the spot, adding that the bodies as well as the injured were rushed to Mian Rashid Memorial Hospital, Pabbi, and the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar. 

Two of those killed in the incident were brothers, as the police are conducting raids to arrest the accused while the panic has gripped the area after the gruesome incident.

These latest murders yet again highlighted the tragic fact that killings are common in the country over family disputes related to land and marriage as close relations prefer enmities over a peaceful life and coexistence.

In a similar incident, a young girl was killed and her father shifted to a hospital in a critical condition, as the rivals ambushed them over an old enmity in the Ravi Town of Bahawalpur.

According to locals, the three attackers ambushed Ghulam Yaseen and Areeba, 13, who returning after attending a marriage. The killers first stopped the children coming on foot and then targeted the father and her daughter who were riding a bike.