LANDIKOTAL: A Christian sanitary worker was critically injured when he was hit by a medical technician with a stone in Agency Headquarters Hospital in Landikotal today, sources said.

The sources said that the untoward incident happened during duty hours when a sweeper identified as Pervez Masih and a medical technician Imran scuffled with each other after a brief exchange of harsh words. Imran hit Pervez Masih on his head with a stone. As a result, the sources said, the sweeper received deep wound on his head who was taken to emergency department of the hospital.

Christians' chairman Arshad Masih told reporters that all class-IV employees and other Christians will stage protest if the hospital authorities did not take notice of the brutal attack against minority worker.

When contacted Medical Superintendent Doctor Nazir Wazir said that he had no idea about the reason behind such untoward incident against the Christian. Wazir said he was in contact with the Christians' chairman Arshad Masih to resolve the matter peacefully.

Meanwhile Alkhedmat Foundation here in Landikotal distributed blankets among those affected from the last earthquake in different parts of Landikotal. Jamat-e-Islami Landikotal said that 120 families had been selected who were donated blankets.