Aerial firing
Incidents of aerial firing during wedding celebrations are quite common in Pakistan. Image Credit: Social media

Dubai: Two people were gunned down at a village wedding ceremony in Sargodha district of Pakistan’s Punjab province as a result of clashes between two armed groups.

According to police report, four people were also injured in the gory firing incident in the jurisdiction of Jhal Chakian police station in Sargodha.

Police said that old enmity was the reason behind the incident as two armed groups came face to face and opened fire to take revenge. The incident happened during the wedding ceremony of the groom Muhammad Fakhar Nangiana at a wedding hall. The accused Muhammad Awais Nangiana who is son of Ejaz Nangiana, a former police officer, and his accomplice opened indiscriminate firing as a result two people including Sajjad Gondal and Niaz Ali (55) were killed. Four others who received bullet injuries included: Imtiaz Ali, Mian Dawood Ahmad, Ahmad Raza and Asif Nangiana. The injured were shifted to DHQ hospital. District Police Officer Sargodha Ammara Ather reached the venue and ordered to arrest the accused immediately. Police have arrested the accused Muhammad Awais and started investigation.

Firing incidents are weddings in Pakistan especially in villages are quite common. Dozens of people also lose their lives every year as a result of aerial firing during wedding celebrations.

Last yeear, three people were killed in an armed clash between rival groups at the wedding ceremony of the nephew of parliamentarian Afzal Khokhar in Lahore.

According to the police, two rival groups, Ashraf Bhatti group and Malik Aslam groups, were attending Fawad’s marriage ceremony. However, when the members of two groups confronted each other and resorted to firing killing three people and injuring seven others.

With inputs by APP