Four killed over land dispute


Four people were killed in firing over a land rights dispute.

The police initiated legal proceedings after collecting evidence from the crime scene and sent teams to arrest the suspects.

Reportedly, Taseefur Rahman, a resident of Chak 95, was sitting with his father Mujibur Rehman and acquaintances Bashir Ahmed and Muhammad Rafiq when armed men on motorcycles arrived.

The alleged attackers, including Muhammad Yasin Baloch, Muhammad Shauqeen, Muhammad Khan, Muhammad Imran, Muhammad Siddique, Muhammad Asif and Dilshad Ahmed, along with two unknown persons, threatened to file a case against them and opened indiscriminate fire.

As a result of the firing, Mujib, Bashir and Rafiq died on the spot.

An accomplice of the accused, Dilsjad, was also fatally injured in the firing.

District Police Officer (DPO) Hassam bin Iqbal reached the spot along with personnel and formed teams to arrest the accused. Forensic teams collected evidence from the crime scene and shifted the bodies to the district headquarters hospital for post-mortem.

A case has been registered against the accused under the provisions of murder.

According to the DPO, there have been several conflicts between the Mangala and Baloch groups. Many cases had been registered the group involved in the attack but they had been absconding for over a year, he added.

One of the slain, Mujib Mangala, was buried in his ancestral graveyard in Baratiwala after funeral prayers at Jalalpur Mor. A large number of local people participated in the funeral prayers.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 18th, 2024.

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