TAXILA: A man was stabbed to death allegedly over an engagement issue near Hattar village in the jurisdiction of Fatehjang police station on Monday, police said.
According to sources, Inamullah, a van driver, had gotten engaged to a girl in which another man was interested. As a result, the suspect stabbed Inam to death and threw his body in a deserted area.
Police handed over the body to the heirs after autopsy at Tehsil Headquarters (THQ) hospitalandlaunched ahunt to arrest him.
Meanwhile, the food department lodged a case in connection with looting of subsidised flour bags from a distribution point in Hassanabdal.
In his application lodged with Hassanabdal police station, Mohammad Sajjad stated that he was serving as watchman in the mega flour distribution centre sports complex.
On April 15 a crowd stormed into the centre and looted official wheat stored for distribution among deserving people.
Despite repeated attempts, no official of the local food department has responded to queries.
Meanwhile, an assistant sub-inspector (ASI) received head injuries after two groups attacked each other over a petty issue in Chappar Sharif in the limits of Attock Khurd police station on Monday, police sources said.
Some settlers from Kohistan were carrying out construction work on the first floor of their house when families nearby objected to it, saying that as per norms, they should have been informed before the work started so that their womenfolk could adopt veil. As a result, both sides clashed.
Police were called and a team led by ASI Khurrum reached the spot.
However, youngsters from one of the groups threw stones at the police as a result of which the official was injured.