HYDERABAD: Six members of a family were gunned down in their sleep in the name of ‘honour’ in Salaro village in Matiari district’s riverine area early on Monday morning.
The victims were identified as Murtaza Rind, who was at the centre of the dispute, his brothers Majnoo Rind, 23, and Bhutto, 20, and sisters Ms Gulabi, 21; Ms Jadon, 38, and baby Samreen. A 10-year-old relative, Shakeela, suffered injuries while Murtaza’s wife Nasreen and her baby miraculously escaped unhurt.
Matiari police said that gunmen barged into Murtaza’s house and sprayed his family members sleeping on cots with bullets. The attack was an offshoot a running feud between Brohi and Rind tribes over free-will marriage of Nasreen Brohi with Murtaza.
Sources in police said that Murtaza’s family which used to live in Bhitshah obtained a piece of forest land a few years back in Salaro village where Murtaza met Nasreen. After some time she eloped with him in January 2018 but before the pair could solemnise marriage Brohis made Rinds return the woman to the family with the help of elders from both sides, said the sources.