MARDAN: At least four members of a family including three women and a man were killed in a firing incident over a minor internal dispute in Zaminabad area of Mardan district during the wee hours of Wednesday.
According to details, unknown armed men opened indiscriminate firing on a house in Zaminabad killing four people of the same family on the spot. The dead include three women and a man.
After committing the crime the assailants managed to flee from the crime scene.
Soon after the incident police reached the crime scene and shifted the dead bodies to the Mardan District Headquarter Hospital for medico legal formalities.
Police has collected evidence from the crime scene and started investigation.
Sources privy to the law enforcers have said that principal member of the family in Zaminabad area, Sadiq Ali is missing.
The killed people namely are Sadiq’s wife named Asia, 15-year-old Hira, brother-in-law Qasim and his wife. The police have seized bodies and launched investigation in the incident. While the security personnel are searching for Sadiq.
Police officials’ best guess is a personal dispute among the family members that claimed their lives.