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Woman killed in Oghi over water issue

By Our Correspondent 2022-06-19
MANSEHRA: A man killed a woman outside her house after exchange of harsh words over filling of water cans in Chitta Batta area of Oghi on Saturday.

Mehrina Bibi had gone to fetch water from a supply scheme outside her house, but a neighbour Mohammad Shakeel didn`t allow her to fill her cans and instead exchanged harsh words with her.

Shakeel allegedly strangled her on the spot. Police have registered a case against him under section 302 of CrPC.

According to eyewitnesses there was an acute shortage of water in the area.

The water crisis has deepened across the district, as fountains, streams and hand pumps and even water supply schemes in most parts of the district have dried up because of the prolonged dry spell.

Mansehra, Oghi, Balakot, Darband and Baffa-Pakhal tehsils have been witnessing acute shortage of water for the last one month.

`We have warned the tehsil municipal administration to ensure the supply from the newly-sunk well for Channia and its suburbs, one Nazakat Ali said. He said that TMA had spent a big amount of funds on the scheme, but it was yet to be made functional.