Rawalpindi witnesses alarming rise in crime
RAWALPINDI: The city witnessed an alarming rise in crime during the last week, as the police failed to control the crime. Apart from the rise in criminal activities, including gang rape, car theft, kidnapping, robbery, dacoity and mugging, the alarming rise in murder cases was witnessed during the last week as compared to the week before the last week. Around six people were murdered, including three traders, who were murdered during robberies in the jurisdiction of Taxila Police Station. The remaining incidents of murder took place in the jurisdiction of Chontra Police, where a father and his son were shot dead over a trivial issue, while a murder case was also reported with Waris Khan Police.
During the week before the last week, only one incident of murder was reported with the police.
The major murder case was reported with Taxila Police on November 18, in which robbers shot dead three traders identified as Khan Afsar, Abdul Hameed and Sajid. They were shot dead when they did not stop their car in response to robbers’ signal. The police had not yet arrested the suspects.
In another incident, a father and his son were shot dead in the limits of Chontra Police Station on November 20. Noor Khan, 65, and his son Ghafran, 35, were allegedly shot dead by Muhammad Afzal, Mahar and others. The accused have not yet been arrested.
A 25-year-old man was shot dead on November 21 in the jurisdiction of Waris Khan Police over a petty issue. The deceased Muhammad Irfan, 25, exchanged harsh words with some youth, who later killed him on the spot. While the suspected killer was identified as Aziz, the police had not yet arrested anyone.
A rise in fatal accidents was also witnessed during the last week, as four people, including a woman, were killed in separate accidents during the last week. Two fatal road accidents were reported with the Westridge Police in which an unidentified woman was also killed. Another fatal accident was reported with Murree Police in which a man was killed. An 18–year–old boy drowned and died on November 19 in the jurisdiction of Saddar Barroni Police. Not a single fatal accident was reported with the police during the week before the last week.
During the last week, the incident of gang rape was also reported with Kahuta Police in which a 16–year–old girl was allegedly raped by three accused.
The rise in car-theft incident was observed during last week as over 25 vehicles were stolen from the jurisdiction of different police stations, including New Town, RA Bazaar, Cantonment, Civil Lines, Saddar Barroni, Wah Cantonment and others. During the week before the last week, 18 people were deprived of their vehicles.
A rise in kidnapping cases was also witnessed during the last week, as six women were kidnapped from the jurisdiction of different police stations. Five such cases were reported with the police during the week before the last week.
Incidents of burglary and robbery also increased during the last week, as over 15 incidents of burglary and eight incidents of robbery were reported with different police stations. During the week before the last week, 10 cases of burglary and 5 incidents of robbery were reported with police.
A rise was also witnessed in the mugging incidents during the last week, as over 14 people were deprived of their valuables in the jurisdiction of different police stations.