Crime rate going up in Pindi
RAWALPINDI: Crime rate in the city is going up with every passing day despite tall claims of police about use of all available resources to protect life and property of the citizens. Crime data of last week showed that six people including a woman were killed in separate incidents. The number of murder cases during last week increased as compared to the previous week. However, a decrease was witnessed in the incidents of dacoity, house robbery and car theft.
Over 15 separate incidents of dacoity and robbery were reported with different police stations last week, whereas in previous week 20 such cases were reported. Nineteen vehicles were stolen or snatched from citizens at gunpoint, whereas 30 people were deprived of their vehicles during the previous week.
During last week, six people including a woman were murdered in the limits of Jatli, Westridge, Pirwadhai and Saddar Bairooni police stations. Two blind murder cases were registered with Civil Lines and Saddar Bairooni police stations.
A man shot dead his wife in the limits of Jatli police station and later committed suicide. According to police, Imran Ali, 27, married to Saima, 17, a few months ago. Soon after the marriage they developed differences and Saima started living with her parents. On September 10, Imran went to Saima`s house and asked her to rejoin him, but Saima rejected his offer. Imran got angry and shot Saima dead. Later, Imran also shot himself dead.
Two blind murders occurred in the limits of Saddar Bairooni and Civil Lines police stations. A murder was reported with Civil Lines police station on September 12. Unknown persons killed Sheikh Abdul Hameed, a resident of Lalazar, Maqbool Lane and also injured his wife.
In another blind murder, unidentified persons killed an unidentified man and threw his body in the limits of Saddar Bairooni Police Station on September 12. Police have registered a murder case and so far were unable to trace the murderers. Last week gangsters looted five people including a woman. The victims were looted soon after they came out of bank after withdrawing cash.
Muhammad Shafique, a mugging victim, lodged a report with Banni Police that he and his son withdrew Rs 500,000 cash from a bank and were heading towards their home when two unknown muggers intercepted them and looted Rs 200,000 cash. The outlaws also injured him on resistance.
Yasir Sohail, another victim of mugging, informed Banni Police that unidentified armed robbers deprived him of Rs 35,000 soon after he withdrew cash from an ATM.
The victims of such incidents were intercepted at deserted places and looted at gunpoint. Police despite increase in patrolling have failed to check such incidents.
On the night between September 9 and 10, three robbers intercepted one Imran in the limits of Westridge Police Station and asked him to lead them to his uncle house for a robbery. Upon reaching the house, the dacoits forced his uncle Asif to give cash and other valuables. Asif pulled his gun while the women present in the house started crying, which attracted attention of the area people who rushed to rescue the family. In exchange of fire, Shakor Khan, one of the dacoits was killed while his accomplice Muhammad Anwar was injured. The dacoits tried to flee from the place but people along with police chased them and arrested the injured dacoit. Two alleged dacoits were still at large and police were raiding different places to arrest them.