HAFIZABAD-A young woman of Winni village along with three others allegedly poisoned to death her husband, packed the dead body in a sack and thrown it in the Qadirabad-Balloki canal near Chowki Hameedpura.
According to police source, deceased Yaseen had mysteriously disappeared from his house for the last six days. His relations went from pillar to post to locate deceased Yaseen but failed in their efforts. However, they suspected his wife Shagufta who had strained relations with her husband due to her suspicious character. The police apprehended Shagufta who confessed having poisoned her husband to death with the help of three others, packed the dead body in a sack and thrown it in the canal on Friday last.
The police have arrested the accused but the dead body has not yet been located despite frantic efforts by the Rescue-1122 and villagers.
On the other side, a woman of Channi Ghullah alongwith her three-year-old daughter committed suicide by jumping into Qadirabad-Balloki Canal near the village.
According to Rescue-1122, Shahnaz Bibi had strained relations with her husband and on the day of occurrence the couple exchanged harsh words as a result of which she was too much perturbed and decided to put an end to her life by jumping into the canal alongwith her three-year-old daughter Zara Arshad. The Rescue-1122 divers made strenuous efforts to locate the dead bodies but failed to trace them till the filing of the report.
INSANITATION PROTESTED: The middlemen of fruit and vegetable located on Kolo Road protested against the Market Committee for not arranging sanitation in the market, causing hardships and inconvenience to the traders as well as growers and retailers.
They said that due to indifferent attitude of the Market Committee there are heaps of garbage and rotten fruit and vegetables which are increasing day-by-day due to lack of scavengers. They have called upon the DC to order the Administrator Market Committee to arrange for adequate number of sweepers so as to prevent them from stink emanating from piles of garbage and rotten fruit.
Meanwhile, growers of Hafizabad have called upon the government to order for immediate start of sugar crushing at an earliest to avoid further financial losses to them.
President of Kisan Board Hafizabad Ch Amanullah Chatha regretted that government has allowed import of 1.5 million tons sugar but has not forced the mills owners to start crushing as a result of which the prices of sugar cane has been lowered from Rs. 180 to 160 per maund.
He said the wheat sowing has been badly affected. He called upon the government for ensuring sugar crushing promptly.