SWABI: Six people were killed in separate incidents of firing in Swabi district on Sunday, the police and rescue service officials said.

They said two brothers were allegedly killed by their cousin in Kotha village of Topi tehsil.

Topi city police station officials said the suspected killer opened fire on the brothers after exchanging arguments with them over a money dispute.

The deceased were identified as Sheraz Hussain and Imran Hussain, and the killer as Hassan Zia.

The bodies were taken to the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital, where the relatives waited for long for the doctors to conduct postmortem of the bodies. Later, the relatives staged a demonstration.

The police arrested Zia along with the weapon he used in the murders.

An FIR was registered against him in the Topi city police station.

Meanwhile, two brothers killed their uncle and his son and injured another in Razar tehsil over a land dispute, the police said.

Fazalur Rehman, brother of deceased, Malik Zaman and Sikandar Zaman, told the police that Mujibur Rehman and his brother, Attaur Rehman sprayed the father and his with bullets after arguing with them at Burhan Chowk in Doubian area, killing both on the spot.

The complainant said elders made several attempts to resolve the land dispute, but couldn’t prevent the bloodshed.

The Yar Hussain police registered an FIR against the brothers, and arrested Mujibur Rehman.

Separately, a man and his relative were shot dead in Parmuli village on Sunday, rescue service and police officials said.

Parmuli police officials said they reached the crime scene after getting information.

They said Pervez Khan, a brother of deceased, Wahab Ali, told them that Zahid Hussain came to the hujra of Azan Gul and opened fire, killing his relative, Sher Zaman on the spot. He said his brother, Wahab, succumbed to injuries while being shifted to hospital.

The police said cause of the murders was not known.

Published in Dawn, March 4th, 2024

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