SWABI, Aug 19: Celebratory firing here on Saturday night resulted in killing of two people and injuries to five others.
The district Ruet-i-Hilal committee announced at 9.30pm that Shawwal moon had been sighted and there would be Eidul Fitr on Sunday.
Soon after the announcement firing erupted throughout the district. The police had appealed to the people that they should avoid resorting to firing in the air on the eve of Eid, but to no avail. It has been learnt that stray bullets killed a 13-year-old boy at Shahmansoor and a mad man at Swabi Adda. Both the bodies were brought to the district headquarters hospital. When contacted, a doctor at the hospital confirmed the deaths but said they did not know their names. “In addition, five injured people were brought to the hospital,” the said.
Meanwhile, it is learnt that police have booked 200 people but no one has been arrested. — Correspondent