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A six-year-old girl was killed in Faisalabad on Monday evening when a loan shark opened fire on the victim's house following a heated argument with her father over a delay in the repayment of a loan.

Waris Maseeh, resident of Ilahi Abad, had taken Rs40,000 from the accused, Ajmal, who arrived at Maseeh's house for the recovery of the loan on Monday. Maseeh reportedly asked for three or four days to return the amount, but Ajmal refused and an argument followed.

Ajmal, who was carrying a pistol, then opened fire, which resulted in Maseeh's daughter, Humaira, receiving critical injuries.

She was rushed to the Allied Hospital, but could not be saved.

Saddar Police have registered a first information report of the incident.