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Kohistan video scam claims three lives

January 04, 2013

The Supreme Court of Pakistan. — AFP Photo

PESHAWAR: A tribal feud, which had started after the Kohistan video scam in June 2012, on January 4 claimed three lives while five women have been injured as rivals attacked the relatives of , the main player in the scam, who allegedly had distributed the video of rival tribes women showing them dancing and clapping with boys.

District Police Officer Kohistan Akbar Ahmed Khan confirmed that the clash has claimed three lives while one inured person has been shifted to the Ayub Medical Complex Abbottabad.

The Supreme Court had taken suo motu notice of the alleged killing of the case and women rights activists led by Farzana Bari were sent to Kohistan to verify if the girls appearing in the video were alive or not.

The SC later withdrew the suo moto after the commission confirmed that they had met the girls appearing in the video.

The clash which took place at Palas village of Kohistan had left Afzal Khohistani three brothers Shah Faisal, Sher Wali Rafiuddin while his cousin Bin Yamin has been injured and shifted to the AMC for treatment.

Afzal Kohistani speaking to Dawn.Com alleged that the Azad Khel Tribe had attacked their tribe’s houses and besides killing his three brothers and a cousin, had also injured five women including his sisters, sister-in-law and mother.