Lahore: 5 people, including a woman, killed in separate incidents
LAHORE: At least five people, including a woman, were killed in separate incidents across the metropolis on Sunday. In the first incident, some unidentified persons slit throat of a 24-year-old youth under mysterious circumstances in the precincts of Baghbanpura police.
The deceased was identified as Muhammad Rasheed, a resident of Tiba Qilla Khazna, who worked at a tandoor. According to police, on the day of the incident, Rasheed left his house to go to the market. Later, Rasheed’s nephew, Qasim, also went out of the house to buy some thing when he saw Rasheed’s dead body lying a few yards away from the house.
Qasim informed his family members about the incident who reached the spot and informed the concerned police officers. Police shifted the dead body to city mortuary. A police investigator said that according to the victim’s family members, Rasheed had no enmity with anyone. They also did not have any clue about the murderer. Police registered a case of murder against unidentified persons on the complaint of deceased’s brother, Farid.
In the second incident, a 50-year-old woman was gunned down by robbers in the limits of Samanabad police. The victim was identified as Azmat Bibi, a resident of Abubakar Street. She was going for a morning walk in a ground near her house on Sunday, when two unidentified bike riders intercepted her and asked her to hand over all the jewels she was wearing. On her refusal, the robbers opened fire on her. As a result, victim Azmat Bibi recieved bullet injuries and died on the spot. Police, after being informed, reached the spot but the victim’s husband, Sadiq, refused to initiate any legal action against the unidentified persons. Samanabad police handed over the victim’s body to her family without autopsy. Police registered a case of murder. In the third incident, a 22-year-old youth was killed by a rashly driven van in the jurisdiction of Defence police.
The deceased was identified as Muhammad Zulifiqar, resident of Walton Road. Police said that Zulifiqar along with his friend Shahbaz was on his way on a bike when a speeding van hit him near Gazi Road. Consequently, both received severe injuries. The driver managed to escape but left behind the van. Some locals, with the help of Rescue 1122, rushed the injured persons to a nearby hospital where Zulifiqar succumbed to his injuries. Condition of the other injured person is still critical, said police. Police handed over the dead body to the heirs and registered a case against the unidentified driver. Separately, a 21-year-old man drowned in River Ravi while swimming in Shahdara police precincts.
The victim was identified as Muhammad Ashfaq, a resident of Shafiqabad. He had come to Ravi for swimming with his friends. While swimming, he went into the deep waters where he lost control and drowned. Rescue 1122, after being informed, rushed to the spot and started searching for the victim’s body. However, the body was not found till the filing of this report.
A 45-year-old unidentified man was found dead under mysterious circumstances in the Chung police station area. Police said that the deceased, yet to identified, was found lying dead near Multan Road. Some locals spotted the dead body and informed police about it. Police shifted the body to a city morgue for autopsy. Police said that the cause of the death would be ascertained after the autopsy report. Police made several announcements in the local mosques of the area but no one came forward to claim the dead body.
Meanwhile, valuables worth thousands of rupees were reduced to ashes in three separate fire incidents across the provincial capital on Sunday.
A fire broke in a house near Masjid Chowk, Defence, due to short-circuit. As a result, valuables worth thousands of rupees were turned to ashes.
In another incident, a fire broke out in a school in Nishtar Colony due to short-circuit and reduced valuables to ashes. Also, a fire broke out in a house in Sabzazar due to short circuit. Firefighters rushed to the spots and extinguished the fire after hectic efforts. No casualty was reported in the said incidents.