(Picture courtesy: Zain Muluk)
BOONI: A youth was shot dead outside his home in Morder village of Upper Chitral by an unknown person at Sehri time on Monday, local people told ChitralToday on Monday.
They identified the murdered boy as Haider Ali, son of Noor Zaman, a resident of Morder, tehsil Mulkhow. The victim was around 21 years old and a college student.
Local police shifted the dead body to a government hospital in Booni for a postmortem and have launched an investigation.
So far, the motive behind the murder is not known.
Meanwhile, Subdivisional police officer Mulkhow Abdul Muzafar Shah told Dawn that as per the statement given by Haider Ali before his death, he and his elder brother, Noor Islam, were sleeping in their room when someone called for his brother from outside.
“As my elder brother was sleeping, I opened the door and saw a stranger clad in white clothes and black coat standing at the door,” the victim said, adding the man fired at him with a rifle.
The student died while being shifted to hospital, the police officer said, adding a case had been registered against the unknown assailant in Mulkhow police station on the complaint of the deceased’s mother.