SUKKUR: A man shot dead his daughter-in-law and her acquaintance upon seeing them together in Sheedi Mohallah of Jacobabad on Sunday night.

The man, Mohammad Hayat Langho, surrendered himself to police claiming that he shot dead his son’s wife and her friend upon seeing them in an objectionable position.

He led the police to his house where police took the two bodies in custody.

The victims were identified as Gul Bano, 40, wife of Mohammad Ali Langho, and Sikandar Ali, 39, son of Khabbar Khan Dashti.

A post-mortem examination of the two bodies was performed at the Jacobabad Civil Hospital.

Sikhandar Ali’s paternal cousin Ghulam Abbas Dashti lodged a murder FIR (20/2014) at the Airport police station against Hayat Langho and his sons, Mohammad Ali, Mohammad Arif, Nabi Dad, Meharullah and Mohammad Younus. He alleged that the suspects killed Sikandar and the woman after inviting him to the house for some money transaction.

Jirga settles murder dispute

A tribal court (jirga) held in Ali Akbar Bhangwar village near Bakhshapur town of Kandhkot Kashmore district on Monday settled a years-old dispute over killing of a villager allegedly by two policemen.

The villager, Manzoor Bhangwar, had received gunshot wounds in firing by a police party led by former SHO Arbab Soomro during a raid on the village, where a bull race was under way.

The Bhangwar community had been pressuring the area police to produce the suspected policemen in a jirga but one of the suspected policemen, Sohrab Noonari, avoided appearing in any jirga to defend himself. He was shot dead some six months ago.

On Monday, the matter was taken to a jirga chaired by Sardar Ahmed Ali Bhangwar, PPP MPA Dr Sohrab Sarki and Sardar Saddam Hussain Burirro. The remaining suspects and the aggrieved side appeared in the tribal court.

After hearing both sides, the jirga found policemen Rasool Bukhsh and Jan Mohammad Burirro, both residents of Thull, guilty of murder.They were ordered to pay a fine of Rs2.4 million to the aggrieved side.

The policemen paid Rs500,000 on the spot to the heirs of Manzoor Bhangwar through Sardar Ahmed Ali Bhangwar and undertook to pay off Rs1.7 million in three instalments within the next three months. An amount of Rs200,000 was waived.

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