HARIPUR, 19 December: A member of the Haripur district council was shot dead here on Saturday, local police said.

“The deceased Javed Khan had an old blood feud. He had come to attend a hearing in the lower courts when his opponents opened fire which left him dead on the spot,” a police official told TNN.

Police arrested one of the accused while three others managed to escape after the incident.

The deceased Javed also survived a life attempt during his election campaign for the May 30 local bodies election. However, six of his family members were killed in the attack.

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