Lahore: 2 people murdered; two others die across metropolis
LAHORE: At least four people were killed in separate incidents across the metropolis on Wednesday. In the first incident, some unidentified persons gunned down a man and threw the dead body near the Engineering University in the precincts of Mughalpura police.
Some students spotted the sack-packed body and informed police that reached the crime scene and shifted the dead body to a city morgue. According to the police officials, the body had a bullet hole in the chest.
In the second incident, a 25-year-old youth was murdered by unidentified persons in the limits of Shahdara Town police. The deceased was identified as Khalid Mahmood of Kot Muhammad Hussain.
As per police report, Khalid was on his way home when some unidentified persons intercepted him and shot him to death. Police shifted the dead body to a city mortuary and registered a case against unknown persons. In the third incident, a 20-year-old youth was electrocuted in the jurisdiction of Shahdara police.
The youth, yet to be identified, accidentally touched a live electricity wire hanging on the road, receiving severe burn injuries as a result. He was rushed to a local hospital where he expired. Later, police shifted the dead body to a city mortuary.
In another incident, a man was killed by a speeding bus in the limits of Shahdara police.
The deceased was identified as Muhammad Mushtaq of Imamia Colony.
As per the police officials, Mushtaq was travelling on a donkey cart when a rashly driven car hit him and fled, as a result of which he received severe injuries. Some locals of the area rushed him to a nearby hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Police handed over the dead body to the heirs after legal formalities were met.
Meanwhile, the City Traffic Police made a comprehensive traffic plan for the first phase of annual Tablighi Ijtima, Raiwind, starting from today.
Chief Traffic Officer Syed Ahmad Mobin said that arrangements had been made to ensure smooth flow of traffic on the occasion so that the citizens do not have to face any inconvenience.
He added that three SPs, 14 DSPs, 45 inspectors and 1,160 wardens had been given the task of traffic arrangements, while seven lifters and four breakdown had also been installed for this purpose. Thirteen parking points have been allocated for the vehicles of participants of the ijtima, he said, adding that a traffic police camp and wireless control room had also been established to ensure security at the ijtima.
Separately, the Lahore Investigation Wing arrested 22 criminals belonging to eight different gangs and 715 proclaimed offenders during the last fifteen days. A police spokesman further claimed to have traced 83 cases of robberies across the city.