NAUDERO: A man identified as Kifayat Phulpoto was gunned down by a rival group in Phulpota village early Tuesday morning. He was rushed to Chandka Medical College Hospital, Larkana but he succumbed to his injuries before the staff could do anything.
An FIR was lodged at the Ketty Mumtaz police station by his cousin Fayaz Phulpoto. The police case names Muhammad Khan Narejo, Ghulam Rasul and Ghulam Nabi, Qurban and Irshad. It states that in 1997 Muhammad Khan Narejo’s brother had killed 20-year old Oshaq Phulpoto for being with Amanat Khatoon, who is Muhammad Khan Narejo’s sister.
On Monday night, Muhammad Khan Narejo and his friends came to Kifayat’s house, told him to come out and shot him. Villagers told journalists that the Narejo clan’s people were pressuring the Phulpotos to settle the matter in a jirga and one was even held. The Ketty Mumtaz police went to arrest the men but they had fled, leaving behind empty houses.
Published in the Express Tribune, May 12th, 2010.