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Lender kills minor girl in loan repayment row

FAISALABAD: A six-year-old girl was killed in Faisalabad when a loan shark opened fire at the victim’s house after an argument with her father over an unpaid debt, ARY News reported.

Waris Masih, a labourer  and resident of Ilahiabad area had taken a loan of Rs 40,000 from Ajmal Cheema, and had delayed his payment. However, on Monday evening Ajmal came to Masih’s house for the recovery of the loan.

Maseeh reportedly requested for a few more days to return the amount, but Ajmal refused leading to a heated argument and exchange of words between them.

Suddenly, Cheema opened fire at their house which killed Masih’s minor daughter Maira.

“I have paid my installments on time. But last night I did not have any enough money. I pleaded to him but he did not listen and abused me. Then he started firing and my child was sleeping when it struck her in the head,” said Masih.

The suspect Cheema escaped after the incident. Police are making efforts to arrest him and have taken his two brothers in custody. It is known that two others suspects were also present with Cheema.



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