7 people killed in different incidents in city
LAHORE: At least seven people including a child and a woman were killed in separate incidents across the provincial capital on Thursday.
A man, identified as Shabbir Hussain, 35, resident of Cantt. Sher Shah Chowki was shot dead. In charge SI Afzal Wirk told Daily Times that the deceased was married and had two children and also had some relations with a girl called Malaika, resident of Awan Town, Multan Road. Shabbir was a canteen contractor of Safari Park, Raiwind Road. He said that on the day of the incident, Shabbir was going to Safari Park in his Mini Pajero which was being driven by Malaika. Malaika stopped the car and got down near Jubilee Town where three unidentified persons were already standing. They opened fire on Shabbir who died on the spot, the SI added. The men fled the scene. The police reached the scene and transported the body to the city morgue. The police have registered a case against Malaika and her three unknown accomplices on the complaint of Shabbir’s brother. New Anarkali police have arrested a proclaimed offender, Muhammad Arslan. The accused was involved in a case of Rs 1.4 million bogus cheques.
In another incident, some unidentified persons allegedly killed a 25-year-old woman by slitting her throat open with a weapon in her house in Nishter Colony police limits.
The deceased was identified as Ramzana Bibi, wife of Aas Mohammad of Lail Village. As per details, Aas Mohammad had contracted a second marriage with Ramzana some two and a half years back. Aas Mohammad purchased two separate houses for his wives. On the day of incident, Aas Mohammad went to the house of Ramzana in the morning and found her dead in bed. She was alone in her house when she was murdered. Aas Mohammad informed the police about the incident. Police reached the spot and removed the body to the morgue for autopsy.
Police have registered a case against unidentified men on the complaint of deceased’s husband Aas Mohammad. Batapur Police recovered the putrefied body of an 8-year-old boy near IBL Housing Society.
The deceased, yet to be identified, was lying dead in a canal near IBL Housing Society. Some passerby spotted it and informed the police. Police reached the spot and removed the body to the city morgue for autopsy. ASI Shaukat Ali of Batapur told Daily Times that the boy had died eight to ten days ago. He said that condition of the body was so bad that it was difficult to identify the boy. A 70-year-old PPP worker was gunned down by unidentified persons over some unknown issue in the precincts of Akbari Gate police.
The deceased was identified as Karam Elahi, a resident of Delhi Gate. SHO Akbari Gate Zahid Hussain said that four unidentified bike riders approached Elahi when he was returning home after purchasing some chicken from a nearby market. They opened fire on him near Delhi Gate. As a result, Karam Elahi received three bullets, two in the chest and one in the stomach, and was rushed to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. SHO said an FIR has been registered against four unidentified persons on the complaint of the deceased’s son Mudassar and that police were investigating the matter. A 45-year-old man committed suicide by cutting open a major vein and bleeding to death over domestic issues in the limits of Sanda police.
The deceased was identified as Ashfaq Ahmad of Pram Nagar Raj Garh. As per details, Ashfaq was addicted to drugs and was unmarried and often used to quarrel with his family members over monetary issues. On the day of the incident, Ashfaq exchanged heated words with his family and, later, he went outside his house and killed himself by slitting open a major vein. A passerby spotted his dead body lying in a pool of blood and informed the police who reached the spot. Later, police handed over the body to his family after legal procedures.
In the fifth incident, a father of four children was electrocuted to death in Shalimar police limits. The deceased was identified as Haq Nawaz, 45, a resident of Mansehra. He worked as a lineman in a sub division of University of Engineering and Technology (UET). According to details, he was working on main lines when his hand touched a live wire. As a result, he received serious electric shocks and fell unconscious. Locals of the area rushed him to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Police handed over the deceased’s body to his family after legal formalities.
Also, Garden Town police recovered the body of an unidentified 80-year-old man from its jurisdiction. The deceased, yet to be identified, was lying near Barkat Market when some passersby spotted the body and informed the police. Police reached the spot and removed the body to the morgue for autopsy.
Punjab Highway Patrol (PHP) arrested two men and recovered unlicensed weapons from them after an encounter on Thursday.