SUKKUR: A woman was gunned down on Thursday night by her son on the pretext of karo-kari near Pannu Aquil, said the police.
The incident took place in Khaderi village within the remit of the Khaderi police station.
Police said that Roshan Machi opened fire on his mother Mai Zeenat Khatoon, who died on the spot.
The victim’s body was then thrown in the Indus River which passes through the village, the police said, adding that efforts were being made to try to recover the body.
Meanwhile, said the Khaderi police, Roshan Machi had been arrested.
IED blast near PPP MPA’s house slammed
Workers of the Pakistan Peoples Party on Thursday organised a protest rally in Thull, Jacobabad district, to protest over an IED explosion near the house of MPA Dr Sohrab Sarki a day earlier.
A blast had occurred through an improvised explosive device planted near the lawmaker’s house in Garhi Hassan Sarki village near Thull. The rally began from main bazaar and ended at the local press club. Speaking on the occasion, local PPP leaders demanded immediate arrest of culprits and provision of fool-proof security to MPA Sarki.