RAWALPINDI, Nov 11: An Afghan national was stabbed to death over an enmity here on Sunday, police said.

The Saddar Berooni police identified the alleged killers as Mirza Gul and his brother Sada Gul. The police said the two brothers had come from Afghanistan to take revenge of their father Ahmed Gul’s murder in their country 25 years back.

Marina Bibi complained to the police that hardly her husband Abdul Qayyum had left his Girja Road house at around 8.30am for his workplace when he was intercepted by his rivals in the street. The attackers slashed Qayyum’s throat and stabbed him repeatedly, killing him on the spot, she added.

She said as Qayyum had no children from his first wife Gul Dana, he married her in 2004 and had five children. She said since Qayyum was involved in the murder of Ahmad Gul in Afghanistan, he along with his first wife migrated to Peshawar in 1987. In 1992, the couple came to Rawalpindi and settled here.

Ms Marina said on hearing her husband’s screams, she along with her brother and Gul Dana reached the spot but Qayyum died before he could be taken to hospital. She said the alleged killers escaped in a white car.

Sohail Zafar, the police inspector who is leading the investigation into the murder, said a team had been formed to trace the suspected killers.

BOY DROWNS: A three-year-old boy drowned in an open water tank of a private tuition centre in Habib Colony, Westridge, on Sunday.

Israr Khan, the son of a cloth merchant, had left his house to play in the street when he fell into the eight-foot-deep tank which was covered with a plastic sheet.

Perdes Khan, one of the cousins of the victim, told Dawn that they had been asking their neighbour to cover the open tank which remained open for the last three years.

He added that when the little boy was taken out by a young man, who owned a welding shop in the street, he had already died.— Mohammad Asghar

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