Man killed inside the hosptial in broad daylight in Katlang Mardan.jpg
Man killed inside the hosptial in broad daylight in Katlang Mardan.jpg

MARDAN: In a tragic incident of violence, a man gunned down a government official inside the hospital in Katlang on Saturday after getting into some sorts of arguments within the jurisdiction of Katlang police station.

Talking about the brutal murder in the broad daylight, the Katlang police informed media persons that the initial investigation shows that the accused, identified as Iftikhar, has brought his relative, a woman, for medical treatment to type D hospital in Katlang.  She was hurt in a Chingchi accident and the doctors have referred her to DHQ, Mardan.

However, there he engaged in arguments with the ambulance driver for not taking his mother to district headquarter hospital Mardan on time as there was already another patient in the ambulance.

The arguments turned violent as the accused Iftikhar opened fire on driver but he missed the target and the bullet was received by Gul Bahadur, identified as the hospital’s dental technician, who was standing behind the driver.

The accused Iftikhar, a resident of Matta in Swat, after committing the crime tried to escape from the crime spot; however, he was nabbed by the people and the police officials present in the hospital. Katlang police said that a case has been registered against the accused under the relevant sections of law and further investigation is underway.

The local people said that there is just one ambulance in the Katlang hospital, while due to lack of proper facilities at the hospital, doctors, have to refer patients to Hospital in Mardan.


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