Fight in mosque 65 people booked on blasphemy charge – 16 Jul 2022

BAHAWALNAGAR: Dunga Bunga police on Friday booked on charge of blasphemy 65 people belonging to two rival groups for allegedly desecrating a mosque by fighting inside it over a dispute of appointing a prayer leader.

According to the first information report, registered on the complaint of Assistant Sub-Inspector Muhammad Adeel, Bhatti and Joiya groups of village Panjgosi, Dunga Bunga attacked each other with firearm weapons and sticks inside the village mosque.

On a tip-of f,10 of ficers of Dunga Bunga Police Station reached the spot and found eight members of Joiya group injured while 20 to 25 of their accomplices equipped with weapons and sticks managed to flee.

About 32 members of the Bhatti group who were also holding weapons and sticks fled the scene.

The cause of the clashwas a dispute of appointing a prayer leader in the mosque and both the groups had also fought over the issue a year ago, violating the sanctity of the mosque, said the FIR registered under sections 295 (blasphemy), 324 (attempt to murder), 148 (unlawful assembly) and 149 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

ROOF COLLAPSE: Five of a family, including women and children, were injured after the roof of their house in the Qadri Mill area collapsed in heavy rain.

District Emergency Officer Rao Sharafat said at about 11am, the roof of a house caved in and aH the five members of the family were buried under the debris and received injuries.

Rescue teams recovered the injured and provided them with first aid. One of the injured suffered critical injuries and he was shifted to the district headquarters (DHQ) hospital.

The injured could not be identified.

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