LAKKI MARWAT: Five persons lost their lives in a firing incident in Lakki Marwat on Wednesday, police said.
Two prisoners, Syed Alam and Awal Khan were released from jail on Wednesday and they were travelling to home when their rivals opened fire on them leaving them dead on the spot. A passer-by was also killed on the spot and two others were injured as they also came under the firing.
The injured passers-by were shifted to the City Hospital where they succumbed to their injuries. The passers-by who died in the incident were identified as Jahangir, Khadim and Muhammad Gul. The assailants after committing the crime managed to escape from the scene.
The relatives of the deceased persons and other people kept the bodies on road and started a protest. Local sources said the protest was held against lack of facilities at City Hospital and worsening law and order situation. The protesters said the two injured passers-by died at City Hospital due to lack of facilities. The protesters have staged a sit-in and blocked Bannu-Mianwali Road for all kinds of traffic.
The commuters and transporters were facing a lot of difficulties due to closure of the road. The administration was trying to open the road by holding negotiations with the protesters.
The protesters demanded immediate arrest of the culprits. They also chanted slogans against the administration.
The police closed the exit points in the area to arrest the culprits, but no arrest was made till the filing of this report.
The reason behind the firing incident was stated to be an old enmity.
Last week, a teenage boy was shot dead and another person sustained injuries in a firing incident in Lakki Marwat city.
According to police, an armed man opened fire on Bilal in Faqeeran bazaar of the urban locality, leaving him injured. A passer-by Ali Nawaz, 13, also sustained injuries in the incident and died on the spot.
Police said the body of Ali Nawaz and injured Bilal were taken to government city hospital. They said that the attacker escaped after the incident.
A case has been registered against the accused and investigation is underway.