OKARA: Six people, including twins, were shot dead by 11 people over a marriage issue in Bhajan Ghar village near Hujra Shah Moqeem on Tuesday.
Shahnaz Bibi, d/o Shaukat Mayo, had contracted love marriage with Tahir Sarwar, s/o Sarwar, Kamboh clan, about four yeas ago. After the marriage, Shaukat started creating troubles for the couple. Later, Tahir Sarwar along with his family and wife Shahnaz shifted to Tara Singh village in the suburb of Depalpur town. Tahir and his wife Shahnaz had twins – Adnan Tahir and Fatima — from the wedlock.
On the day of the incident, Shaukat Mayo and his son Husnain alias Papu along with their nine accomplices, including Qayyum, Ibrahim, Afzal, Imran and Arshad, came to the house of Tahir and opened indiscriminate fire. As a result, Tahir, his wife Shahnaz, brother Zahid, twins Adnan Tahir and Fatima and 14-year-old Hamza Kamboh were killed on the spot. Police have registered a case under Sections 302, 109, 148 and 149 of the PPC and arrested one accused Afzal while others are still at large.