Thursday, December 8

ASI gunned down in Ratodero

RATODERO: A police ASI, Barkat Ali Junejo, was gunned down over an old dispute in his village near Shikarpur Nako here on Thursday.

His body was shifted by police to Taluka Hospital for fulfilling legal requirements. He was a resident of Pawaro village (located within the limits of Waris Dino Machi police station) near Ratodero but was staying at Jogi Muhalla of Ratodero.

He was posted to work at Qubo Saeed Khan police station of Kambar-Shahdadkot district. His widow Wadhul Khatoon told newsmen that her husband was here to attend a court hearing when people of another group of Junejo community including Wazir Junejo, Momin and Abid started firing at him and killed him instantly. She said six people have so far been murdered in the same dispute within one year including a woman.

After the killing of the ASI, tension gripped the village between two same groups of Junejo community as reports alleged that both groups are armed with sophisticated and firing started between them due to which panic has been created in the entire affected area.

Ratodero police station authorities said that both groups are fighting over an incident of burning of a wooden fence in the village a year ago adding when a case is registered further probe will be launched. However, no arrest was made till the filing of this report. SSP Imran Qureshi however claimed that police parties have been formed to arrest the accused.