Dr. Asfandyar Khattak has shot dead during a scuffle over construction of a mosque and water dispute in Tehsil Katlang:Mardan

Riaz Khan

MARDAN: Young Dr. Asfandyar Khattak was killed and his father principal Taj Nabi Khattak was seriously injured in a firing incident in Katlang area of Mardan. 

The accused Ali Zar Khan son of Muhammad Sher and Hazrat Ali son of Musharraf Khan allegedly opened fire during a scuffle over construction of a mosque and water dispute in Enzargai area in Tehsil Katlang Tuesday night.

Young Dr. Asfandyar Khattak died on the spot while Taj Nabi Khattak, Principal, Government Higher Secondary School, Hyasiri, Lower Dir, was critically injured. The injured was shifted to Mardan Medical Complex (MMC) in critical condition.

Dr. Asfandyar Khattak was posted in Mansehra in connection with the Corona epidemic. He got married two years ago and has a one-year-old son.

The condition is said to be critical and the injured have been kept in the intensive care ward of Mardan Medical Complex Hospital.

The official of Katlang police station have registered a case and started raids at various places to nab the accused while further investigation into the incident is underway.

According to local, the mosque was built by the slain doctor and his father while its water flowed into the fields of the accused, which led to a scuffle between them and then the opposition opened fire.