Stage performer Sumbul killed while resisting abduction bid in Mardan

Published: February 3, 2018
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PHOTO: HIDAYATHOTI

PHOTO: HIDAYATHOTI

MARDAN: A local stage and drama artiste, Sumbal, was shot dead by three men in her house after she refused to come with them for a performance on Saturday.

The incident took place in the upscale Sheikh Maltoon Town of Mardan. According to the murder report registered with the police, three men, identified as Naeem Khattak, Jehangir Khan and Naseeb Khan, broke into her house and asked her to come with them somewhere for a performance.

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Sumbal refused to go with the men. Infuriated, the men and opened fire on Sumbal who was injured in the shooting and taken to a hospital, but she succumbed to her wounds before she would reach there.

The attackers, who included a former police official, escaped after the shooting. The body was handed over to heirs after post-mortem.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Ali Tahir
    Feb 3, 2018 - 6:25PM

    Great job KP police for catching the culprit. Hopefully the rest will be caught as well. Recommend

  • Omar Mirza
    Feb 3, 2018 - 8:04PM

    May Allah grant her the rank of the martyr! Ameen!
    Everyone should do this when people try to abduct them; that way, abducting people will not be such an appealing crime any more.Recommend

  • Saad
    Feb 3, 2018 - 8:18PM

    Lol@ Ali

    Great job? Dude a person got killed. Don’t you think it’s security lapse ?Recommend

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