TIMERGARA: A woman and her daughter were killed when an unidentified attacker opened indiscriminate fire on them at Barkot area here on Sunday, residents and police said.

They said 45-year-old wife of Abdul Rehman and her daughter were working in a field near the Maidan grid station when an unknown attacker opened fire at them. As a result, her daughter was killed on the spot while the woman succumbed to injuries while being shifted to the district headquarters hospital, Timergara. The Lal Qila police registered a case and started further investigations.

According to locals, the motive behind the incident could be a dispute over the deceased girl’s engagement as she had been divorced and engaged to another man. A police official said the killer escaped from the scene.

Meanwhile, the traders on Sunday held a protest demonstration at Kambat Samarbagh against the arrest of a hairdresser. They said the Samarbagh police had booked Pervez Khan in a drug selling case, but he had nothing to do with drugs’ selling. They threatened complete shutter down strike if the man was not released within 48 hours.

Published in Dawn, November 18th, 2019