Man killed in shootout over marriage dispute in Rajanpur

Two groups from the Chandia tribe had a heated debate over a marriage dispute which led to the shootout


Our Correspondent March 20, 2019
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RAJANPUR: A man was gunned down during an exchange of fire between two groups over a marriage dispute in Jampur tehsil, Express News reported.

An official of Saddar Jampur police station said that two groups, belonging to the Chandia tribe, had a dispute over a marriage issue.

He added on the day of the incident, both sides had an argument over the matter. The official mentioned that when the arguments escalated, gunmen from both groups took out weapons and opened fire at each other.

As a result, 60-year-old Muhammad Nawaz suffered multiple bullet injuries to different parts of the body, the official pointed out.

The injured was rushed to the tehsil headquarter hospital for medical treatment but could not survive.

Later, the police handed over the body to heirs of the deceased after completing legal formalities.

Meanwhile, police have initiated legal proceedings against the suspects and started investigations.

On March 9, a man murdered his father-in-law over a marriage dispute in Uch Sharif.

Reportedly, Noor Ahmed, a resident of Makhdoom Pur, married his daughter to Safdar Hussain. After some time, Safdar had an affair with another woman from the area. The accused secretly tied the knot with her without the permission of his first wife. However, when Noor Ahmed learnt of the matter, he had an argument with his son-in-law. Both men had a heated debate over the issue, but other family members intervened and defused the situation. Safdar had developed a grudge against Noor and decided to take revenge over the matter.

On the day of the incident, the suspect and his accomplices barged into a house and murdered Noor Ahmed. Later, they dumped the body in a canal and fled the scene.

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