A man was killed and four others sustained injuries when a scuffle broke out between two families at Sathra village in this frontier district on Sunday, police said.
A police official said, “Members of two families were holding a meeting to finalize dates for a marriage ceremony when verbal duel broke out between two sides over some issue. This was followed by members exchanging blows in which five persons sustained injuries.”
He said that the injured were rushed to a hospital where one of the Manzoor Hussain son of Noor Muhammad was declared as brought dead.
The injured were identified as Muhammad Farooq, Talib Hussain, Muhammad Hussain and Zakir Hussain.
The police official said that investigations were on to ascertain the cause of death which could be due to physical assault during scuffle or also due to mental shock.