KASHMORE: Five people, including two siblings and a mother, were drowned to death in an unfortunate incident on Monday when the mother tried to rescue the drowning kids at Jamaluddin Chachar, a village at the outskirts of Bakshapur town of Kashmore-Kandhkot District of northern Sindh. Shoukat Ali Bangwar, an official of the Bakshapur police station, told this scribe that the two siblings identified as Ahmed aged four and Nasima aged six, were playing beside a fish pond with two other kids, Saweera aged five and Farzana aged seven. The official added that while playing, one of the kids suddenly fell in the pond and the remaining kids jumped into the pond to rescue their friend but all of them got drowned. Upon seeing this, Shahro Khatoon, aged 35 and the mother of Ahmed and Nasima, also jumped into the pond to rescue her children and other kids but she also lost her life, the official said.The official further said that following the incident, the heirs of all the children rushed to the spot and summoned the local divers to fish out the bodies of the drowned children and the mother from the pond. The heirs of all the deceased did not agree to the post-mortem of the bodies, the police official added. The people of Kashmore-Kandhkot expressed their grief about the incident and prayed Almighty Allah to give patience to the bereaved family members. Man shot dead over a petty issueAn elderly was gunned down, on Monday, over a trivial issue by unknown armed assailants, believed to be from the Kehar Tribe, at the Lodra village in the limits of Sultan Kot Police Station. According to the police, a villager aged 55 and identified as Abdul Ghaffar Kehar, was shot dead by his rivals outside the village. The bone of contention was that the kids of Kehar community used to play cricket outside the village and this did not go well with the assailants, the police added. The local police reached the spot and moved the body to Rural Health Centre (RHC) Sultankot for autopsy and handed over the body to the heirs after the post-mortem. The local police lunched a manhunt into the matter but could not succeed in getting hold of the assailants till the filling of this news.Published in Daily Times, September 4th 2018.