Couple gunned down in Kandhkot village – 08 Jan 2023

SUKKUR: A group of tribesmen gunned down a couple and wounded their four family members, including a three-month-old female baby, after storming into their house in Adam Jakhrani village of Kandhkot-Kashmore district on Friday night.

Officials at the Bhitai police station believed that the assailants, purportedly belonging to the Hamzani Bugti tribe, had come from Balochistan to carry out the attack.

The deceased couple, Niaz Ali and Shareefa Khatoon, belonged to the Marhato family.

The wounded victims included Niaz Ali’s daughter-in-law Shan Bibi, and three-month-old granddaughter Muzi Khatoon, said residents of the neighbourhood. They were shifted to a major hospital in Rahim Yar Khan due to their grave wounds.

On Saturday evening, the villager found the body of a slain man lying at some distance from the house, and said that he might have been one of the assailants.

The couple’s bodies were taken to the Kandhkot Civil Hospital, for a postmortem examination.

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