Six slain persons laid to rest

SIALKOT: As many as six slain persons including three women of a family and minor girl, the victims of old enmity, were laid to rest in their native graveyard at village Chhani Gondal-Kulluwal, Sambrial tehsil here Sunday, amid tight security.

A large number of the people from all walks of life attended the funerals held there. Several agonic and gloomy scenes were witnessed, when all the funerals were lifted together from the mourning village. The atmosphere remained mourning in the village to mourn the brutal assassination of six persons.

Earlier, the heirs and villagers staged a protest demonstration and also staged sit in while placing the dead bodies in congested China Chowk and kept the traffic blocked for two hours on main Sialkot-Sambrial Road by burning the tyres there. The protesting people chanted antipolice slogans demanding immediate arrest of the accused killers. Sialkot District Police Officer DPO Muhammad Gohar Nafees reached the spot and negotiated with the protesting people. DPO assured them about the early arrest of the killers. On this assurance, they dispersed peacefully.

Some unknown armed accused shot dead as many as six persons of their rival Rafi Gondal Group including three women Noushaba, Parveen, Fozia of a family, an infant girl and their two private security guards Noor Khan and Khalid Khan, over an old enmity, in village Chhani Gondal-Kulluwal, Sambrial tehsil here, late at the last night. Airport police are investigating with no arrest, in this regard.