Lower Dir protesters demand arrest of youth's killers.

LOWER DIR -- Residents of Qillagai Siar Dara area here on Monday demanded of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa police chief to ensure arrest of the killers of a local youth in Mardan the other day.

The demand was raised at a protest demonstration, and later by political leaders and area elders while speaking at a press conference.

A youth identified as Rahimuddin was killed and his brother, Waqasuddin was injured when passengers in a Timergara-bound coach scuffled after arguments on the political situation in the country.

One of the passengers, following heated arguments with the deceased, called his relatives, who stopped the van and shot dead the youth and injured his brother. The deceased and his brother are stated to be the PTI workers.

The youth was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard in Siar Dara here on Monday. The incident sparked anger among the residents, who took to the streets and demanded of the police to arrest the killers within the next 48 hours.

Special assistant to chief minister on prisons, MPA Shafiullah Khan, Jamaat-i-Islami youth wing district president Ateequr Rehman, PTI activist Kashif Kamal, PPP activist Fazal Hussain and others spoke to the protesters outside the press club.

While speaking at a separate news conference, former provincial minister Muzafar Said, PPP district information secretary Alam Zeb Advocate, JI Timergara city chief...

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