Wedding celebrations turned to mourning after a groom was shot dead on Saturday — the day of his valima reception — over a petty dispute relating to filming women present at a family function last night.
The gruesome incident took place in Mughalpura, an area within the limits of Pharipura police station, officials said.
According to the family of the deceased, an argument over recording video of women dancing at last night’s event led to the shooting incident.
They said some of the guests were offended by the act, which is considered vile in most parts of the Khyber-Pakhtunkwa province.
Minutes before leaving for valima reception the next day (today), the accused shot down the groom, identified as Abid, while he was sitting in his car.
The accused, including one of the brothers-in-law of the groom, fled the scene after the incident. According to police, the body was shifted to the hospital for autopsy with search to arrest suspects under way. A special team, headed by the Faqeerabad DSP, has been formed to bring the accused to book, they added.