Muzaffarabad police have starting looking for six people accused of killing a man from a rival clan in violent clashes on Saturday.
IO Muhammad Shahid said police were also investigating arson attacks and robberies at various shops in the area during clashes that continued for over 12 hours. He said four people were injured in these clashes.
The injured were taken to Nishtar Hospital where doctors treating them later described their condition as ‘out of danger’.
Relatives of the deceased, Malik Nawab Ali, had on Sunday morning blocked the National Highway by burning tyres. They had also accused SHO Khalid Joiya of partiality.
They said he had forced Ali to settle the matter instead of taking action against Amir, Amjad and Kaali (three of the six men identified in the murder case) of the Rana clan for issuing death threats to him. The SHO rejected the allegation as baseless. He said the meeting had been arranged only after both parties agreed to settle their differences.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 10th, 2012.