SUKKUR: A woman and her nephew were shot dead allegedly by some fellow clansmen in the Shahu area of Shikarpur district on Monday.
Officials at the Shahu police station of the district’s riverine area said that the woman, Sonia Shar, and her nephew, Attaullah Shar, were on their way back home when they were ambushed by a group of their fellow clansmen. The assailants kept firing into the air to make their escape good after committing the double murder, they added.
The police told local reporters that the victims and assailants had been embroiled in an old dispute for long and the attack seemed to be linked to the same matter.
The bodies were transported to the taluka hospital for a post-mortem examination before they were handed over to the heirs, the police said, adding that an investigation into the incident was started. They said a hunt for the culprits was also under way.