A college student, his brother and a bystander on the street suffered injuries in an armed clash on Friday between two groups of students outside Sultana Foundation School in Shahzad Town.
Eyewitnesses and police officials told The Express Tribune that Najam Shah, a university student, along with his brother, Rahim Shah, and some friends attacked a 12th grader, Obaid, outside the school compound with sticks.
Obaid had called his brother Sohail and father Ibrahim for help. When they arrived at the scene an all-out brawl erupted between the two groups. Eyewitnesses also claimed to have heard gunshots.
In the clash, Obaid, his brother and a push-cart operator nearby suffered injuries. However, the police investigation officer Badar Munir denied that firing took place.
“No one suffered bullet injuries. It was only minor wounds from sticks,” said Munir. He said it was a children’s fight, hinting that there might not be any arrests.
None of the two accused in the FIR had been arrested till the filing of this report. In his complaint on which the FIR was registered, Ibrahim maintained that his sons Obaid and Sohail were beaten up with sticks by Najam Shah, Rahim Shah and their friends.
The injured were shifted to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences and were discharged after emergency treatment.
However, another police official said they were investigating the incident and were determining the people responsible for initiating it. The responsible parties will be arrested soon, he added.
Published In The Express Tribune, June 16th, 2012.
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