HARIPUR: A serving policeman and his father, also a retired cop, were shot dead in Khalabat Township here over a petty issue, officials said on Wednesday.
Khalabat Township police station officials said that Saqib Shah, 28, a constable posted to Hattar police station, had come home at the weekend in Mohallah Muslimabad.
The officials said that Shehzad, also from the same locality, opened fire on Saqib with a pistol after they had a brawl over some petty issue at a shop close to the constable’s house on Tuesday night.
They said that constable’s father, Sohbat Shah, 62, was also hit by a bullet when he intervened to end scuffle.
The area people shifted the father and son in critical condition to the Haripur Trauma Centre, where doctors pronounced them dead. The police have arrested the suspected killer.
Published in Dawn, August 18th, 2022