Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Peshawar : A Hindu man was shot dead by his Christian neighbour following a row over kite flying in Peshawar on Monday, police said.
Phool Aslam was allegedly killed by Salim Masih after they exchanged angry words in Kali Badi area of Peshawar cantonment.
Masih and his son Sikandar were flying kites when an object lobbed by the boy to catch a kite fell into the house of Aslam. When Aslam complained, Masih exchanged "harsh words" with him, police said. Masih then allegedly fired at Aslam with his pistol.
Aslam was hit by several bullets and succumbed to his injuries in the Cantonment General Hospital.
Masih fled from the scene and police have launched a search operation to trace him, officials said.