Preacher killed, another injured over religious issue

CHINIOT: A member of an Islamic preaching team was murdered, while another injured allegedly after a quarrel over some religious issue at Asian village on Pindi Battian Road, 22km from here on Monday night.

According to police, a preaching team (Tableeghi Jamaat) arrived at Asian village and stayed at the local mosque.

During their tour to the village, the team members went door to door for preaching. During one such visit, one of the preachers, Wali Rehman, son of Munir Sawati, a resident of Karachi, had an argument with a local Ikram Khan over some religious issue.

The issue was apparently settled, but Akram harboured a grudge against Rehman. On Monday night, Ikram sneaked into the mosque and attacked Rehman with a knife, killing him on the spot. Another member of the preaching party, Abdullah, who tried to save Rehman was also critically injured by the attacker and was shifted to the district headquarters hospital.