SIALKOT/HAFIZABAD/TOBA TEK SINGH - At least 14 persons including a woman and a minor girl were killed and 15 others injured in different incidents of violence and other mishaps over the past 24 hours.
According to details, two persons including an Gepco employee were electrocuted in separate incidents occurred here on Friday.
In the first incident which occurred in village Saahowala-Sambrial, a Gepco employee died on the spot after receiving severe electric shocks from an electric transformer while replacing it.
In village Taaliwali-Satrah Daska tehsil, a youth Faryad Ali died after receiving severe electric shocks from a pole while passing by it.
In another incident Daska-based trader Abdul Rauf and his young son Yasir were killed in a fatal road accident near Motra- on main Daska-Sialkot Road here.
Reportedly, both father and son were going to Sialkot from Daska on a motorcycle (No. STO-7382), when a speeding Suzuki pick-up (LES- 6715) hit the motorcycle while racing with a passenger coach (LHP-8519), killing both of them on the spot. The Motra Police have registered a case against the fleeing driver of the van.
Meanwhile, an AJK based 20-year-old youth Suhail was killed in a fatal collision between motorcycles near Head Marala-Sialkot here.
On the other hand, an anguished woman Najma Bibi allegedly poisoned to death her husband Sajjad with the help of her paramour Shehbaz in Sialkot city’s congested Hajipura Ban locality. She staged the drama that her husband Sajjad died of heart attack and buried him before the arrival of his other family members.
Over a suspicion, the deceased’s brother Shahid reported the matter. Police arrested Najma Bibi, mother of five children, and her paramour Shehbaz and sent them behind the bars after registering a case against them in this regard.
In another incident, a youth namely Tariq Mehmood allegedly tortured to death his wife Asmat Bibi over a domestic dispute in village Khaney Chak, in the outskirts of Sialkot Cantt here. The police have registered a case and shifted the dead body to Govt Allama Iqbal Memorial Teaching Hospital Sialkot for autopsy.
In Hafizabad, five persons were killed and nine other seriously injured in five different incidents.
According to police source, driver of Sangla Hill-bound bus in a bid to save a rickshaw coming from the opposite direction, lost control of the steering and applied emergency brake as a result of which three passengers who were perching on the rooftop fell down and crushed under the wheels of the vehicle. They were rushed to hospital where Muhammad Nawaz and Salamat succumbed to their injuries while Babar was admitted the hospital. The police have registered a case.
Another citizen Azhar Ali was killed on-the-spot while his relative Muhammad Haneef of Mohallah Bahawalpura sustained serious injuries when a speeding car (LXE-5281) hit their bike on Sheikhupura Road near Pindiwala village. The dead body has been shifted to hospital while Muhammad Haneef was getting medical treatment at a local hospital. The police have registered a case against car driver Munawar Ahmad.
Similarly an eight-year-old girl was killed while her mother Zahida Bibi, sisters Umm-i-Laila, Makhdooma and brother Ali Raza were seriously injured when the roof of their house in Mohallah Sherpura caved in. The injured were shifted to DHQ Hospital where they were progressing satisfactorily.
Another 40-year-old Muhammad Anwar was killed on-the-spot when the roof of his house caved in in Chak 11 Zakhera Baranwala due to heavy rain in the morning.
Meanwhile, three persons received mild injures when their car fell into Jhang Branch canal near Punj Pula. The injured were fished out by the villagers but the car has not yet been recovered.
In Toba Tek Singh, a youth shot dead his real uncle namely Safdar Hussain and a relative Zeeshan while injured another Muhammad Ashfaq over a land tenancy dispute.
The incident took place when accused Sajjad Hussain asked his uncle to give his farmland on contract to him but he had given to another tenant of the village. At which he flared up and attacked and killed his uncle and a relative.