Moustache-twisting claims six lives in Islamabad
By News Desk
December 6, 2023 04:36 PM
Uncontrolled anger can lead to heated arguments, physical fights and abuse, assault and sometimes set off a chain reaction of murders. Same happened in Islamabad when a hot exchange of words over the petty issue of moustache-twisting led to six murders, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Wednesday.
The rival parties in the latest turn of events killed four people late Tuesday night including a father-son duo in the precincts of Shahzad Town Police Station area of the federal capital.
The police, however, failed to arrest any accused so far.
According to the 24News TV channel, the deadly enmity triggered by a fight over moustache-twisting has so far claimed six lives.
Police personnel even cordoned off the area last night but it could not be of any use and four more were massacred. The police though visited the crime scene but was not in a position to say anything except the investigation was continuing.
The victims targeted in the latest violence included former US chairman Ibrar Shah and his son Hamza Shah. Their driver and gunman who were sitting in a car also fell victim to the deadly firing.
The police, howver, said that the victims and their rivals are relatives and an old enmity runs between them.
The rivals had also murdered a relative of the victims in 2021, the police said, adding the slain were also accused of shooting dead a youth, Hammad Shah, of the rivals.
The police further said cases of all the murders are registered at Koral and Shahzad Town police stations.
Dead bodies of all the four victims shot dead last night were handed over to the families after their post-mortem.
Police said they were conducting raids to arrest the culprits.
Reporter Farzana Siddique