Lahore: Students protest death of their mate
LAHORE: Enraged students set ablaze a van of the Pakistan Telecommunication Limited (PTCL) shortly after it crushed a student to death in Faisal Town here on Monday.
They blocked the traffic for many hours on the Main Boulevard of Faisal Town causing a great deal of inconvenience to motorists.
The situation remained tense in the area for more than three hours owing to a demonstration by students of various private schools and colleges.
Garden Town DSP Qaiser Mushtaq said Faisal Rauf, 20, an I.Com, was waiting for a bus near the L-Block of Model Town Extension when a PTCL van ran him over. Faisal was the youngest among his eight siblings.
The DSP said the driver lost control over the steering while taking a U-turn that caused the fatal accident.
Fellows of Faisal rushed to the site on hearing his death and damaged the van. The driver fled the scene, he said.