Sunday, May 20, 2012

Pakistan: 4 killed after Friday prayers in Karachi over a stolen pair of slippers

You just don't mess with a man's slippers.
(Pakistan) Four people, including a young boy, were killed and four others sustained bullet wounds when the parents and relatives of two boys indulged in an armed clash over the theft of a pair of slippers from a mosque after Friday prayers in the Sharafi Goth police limits. [...]

According to the SHO Sharafi Goth police station, some children started quarrelling at Bilal Masjid after Friday prayers over the stealing of a pair of slippers and their elders soon got involved in the dispute and resorted to free use of firearms. The clash claimed the lives of four people and left four others injured.

The dispute started when a boy stole the slippers of his friend from the mosque and during the search one of his neighbours told him the name of the child who did it.

The boy immediately went to his friend’s house and started beating him. Upon coming to know about the incident the elders of the two boys reached the place, took out weapons and targeted the opponents.