Balochistan violence: Two siblings among five killed in Naseerabad

Sub-clans of Bhangol Tribe clash over land.

Our Correspondent July 30, 2012


Five people, among them two women, were killed in separate incidents of violence in Naseerabad district on Sunday.

Three people were killed when two sub-clans of Bhangar tribe clashed within the limits of Chattar police station, Naseerabad, according to the police.

The dead included two brothers – Fateh Muhammad and Baqa Muhammad.

Police reached the site when fighting died down. They shifted the bodies to a nearby hospital for medico-legal formalities. The corpses were later handed over to heirs for burial.

Police said the clash was triggered by a dispute over a piece of farmland.

Such clashes have become common in the region because of the faulty system of land settlement after the Pat Feeder canal was built.

In another incident, a man allegedly shot dead his spouse in Dera Murad Jamali, accusing her of having extra-matrimonial affairs. The alleged killer, identified as Nazar Muhammad, fled the scene unchallenged.

Separately, a man shot dead his sister-in-law in Tamboo Tehsil within the jurisdiction of Khan Kot police. Police speculated that some domestic dispute caused the murder.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 30th, 2012.