FAISALABAD: Armed men shot dead ten persons including two children and seven women and injured two, in the suburbs of Faisalabad.
The incident is reported to be the result of old rivalry arising from the pursuit of a murder-case against the killers.
According to details, Arshad and his relatives lived in shanties located near the areas of Millat Town, Green Town and Ali Town. Their enemies entered the houses and opened nonstop firing on them killing Arshad’s sister-in-law, namely Ayesha, Ghulam Fatima, Ramazan Bibi, Hajira, Farzana Bibi, Sakina, and Shareefan alongwith a seven year old, Ahmed Ali, and a ten year old, Jameel.
In addition, 18 years old Ayesha and 12 years old Shazia got seriously injured and are in a critical condition.
According to the area-dwellers, the accused fired on the victims in the wee hours of the morning.
Sources said tenants of a house near the said shanties opened water directed towards the hovels against which the residents complained to the concerned authority. As a result of the complaint, the owners of the house murdered a rickshaw driver, Muhammad Nazir some time ago.
Nazir’s wife registered a case against the murderers. They had been threatening her of serious consequences for the last several weeks.
Sources said no one among the accused had been arrested so far.
Meanwhile, RPO Faisalabad, Aftab Cheema has arranged special teams for arresting those responsible for the cruel incident, while report about the brutal killings has been sent to IG Punjab Haji Habib-ur-Rehman who has ordered immediate arrest of the accused.