An unfortunate day: Five dead, as many injured in various incidents

A man was shot dead and four were injured over a long-standing marriage dispute.

Our Correspondent July 01, 2014


In various incidents across Haripur on Tuesday, five people were killed and five others injured according to the police.

Tahir, 27, a resident of Mohallah Ramzani, committed suicide by consuming poison after having an argument with his father over a domestic issue.

He was taken to hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Family sources told The Express Tribune that Tahir was to be married shortly after Eidul Fitr.

A death was reported from Khanpur, where a 38-year-old construction labourer was electrocuted to death in Bagran village. Residents of the area said that the power supply to Abdul Majeed’s home had been suspended for the past three days and despite several complaints, Pesco officials failed to turn up. Fed up, Majeed climbed the electricity pole to repair the fault on his own, but accidentally touched the main line passing overhead and was killed on the spot after a shock threw him from the pole.

A second unnatural death was reported from Khanpur, where a young man from Lahore drowned in a dam while bathing despite the ban on swimming by district commissioner.

A man was shot dead and four others injured when an armed group allegedly opened fire at them in Kamalpur village. Police sources said Waqar, son of Muhammad Ashraf, was on his way home with Sher Afzal, Muhammad Afzal, Naseer and Khan Nawaz after offering prayers in the village mosque, when Maulana Ghula Sarwar Hazarvi, his sons Sajid and Advocate Awais Sarwar, and two accomplices opened fire at them. Waqar was killed on the spot, while his four companions were left seriously injured. The two sides had a marriage dispute for the past several months and the attackers had already been nominated in a firing case by the victim party.

A woman was killed, while her husband was seriously injured, in a road accident. Police said Pervez, a resident of Abbottabad, was on his way home from Haripur by car. When he reached Nika Pah on GT Road, the car collided head-on with a dumper truck. Shahida Bibi was killed on the spot, while Pervez was seriously injured. He was referred to Ayub Medical Complex Abbottabad, where he is said to be in critical condition.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 2nd, 2014.


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