SUKKUR: An elder of the Odho tribe, Shaman Odho, was gunned down by armed men over an eight-year-old property dispute in Wakar Odo village, Shikarpur district on Monday. It was reported that Odho was returning home after visiting his agricultural land when an armed group ambushed him and shot him dead before fleeing. His body was shifted to the Garhi Yasin taluka hospital for an autopsy and was handed over to his relatives. An FIR was filed at the Garhi Yasin police station against six men, including Niaz Kharoos and Manzoor Kharoos. Police said that the murder was the result of an eight-year-old land dispute between the Odho and Kharoos, which has claimed 14 lives so far.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 31st, 2013.