OUR STAFF REPORTER LAHORE Eidul Fitr was celebrated across Pakistan with traditional fervour and festivity. The first day began with congregations in mosques, Imambargahs, playgrounds and Eidgahs of all large and small cities, including Lahore, under watchful eyes of the security. During the congrigations, special prayers were offered for the progress and prosperity of the country, unity of Ummah, and liberation of Muslim territories. Meanwhile, about eight persons including three women were killed in separate incidents despite the presence of 13,000 cops in the City during Eid days. A large number of citizens were also deprived of valuables worth million of rupees in over 100 reported dacoity bids. Ironically, the landline phone numbers of maximum police stations were found dead. Some of the victims told this scribe they kept on calling at their nearest police stations, but in vain. About 10 criminals including Javed, Sajjad, Jaffar, Muhammad Rafiq, Siddique and Liaquat shot dead their rival Akmal, leaving his uncle Iliyas and two others passengers injured minutes after Eid prayers in Batapur police area. Police said a brother of Akmal, namely Ahmed, and his father Abdul Haq had killed Iliyas some six months back. In other incident, the 26-year-old Jameela died mysteriously in Kahna whereas her husband maintained that she had committed suicide. Police have taken her husband into custody for interrogation. One Rizwan (24) was gunned down by his two rivals namely Kamran and Shakir at Zia Colony in Township police precincts over personal grudge. Both of the accused are yet to be arrested. A 36-year-old man, son of a labourer, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in Manga Mandi. Police believed he committed suicide, whereas the bereaved family suspected he was hanged by his rivals. Meanwhile, the 40-year-old Nasreen, a resident of Dharampura, was found dead near Chu Bacha railway crossing in Mughalpura. In a separate incident, a 16-year-old Aqsa was allegedly burnt to death by her step-mother Ruksana in Mughalpura. In another incident, the Kot Lakhpat police recovered the dead body of Riasat, 50, from a well. Investigators said he was killed by his rival Phularwan-led group. Their enmity has claimed seven people. A pathetic scene was witnessed by number of people inside Emergency Department of the Mayo Hospital where the Director Emergency allegedly directed the heirs to a 28-year-old jaw-injured Safdar to go back because of scarcity of free bed. He says to come back on Monday whereas my son is unable to eat or drink. He needs immediate medical treatment but they have kicked out us and advised to vacate stretcher, a 58-year-old woman and mother of the victim told this scribe while tears were rolling down on her checks. The family went back to Sahiwal without proper treatment. A 25-year-old strangled youth, from Sheranwala gate, was brought to the Mayo Hospital where the doctors pronounced him dead. Over 100 eve-teasers were tamed by police after they harassed girls in parks and bazaars. Meanwhile, a faithful, who had suffered cardiac arrest while observing Aitkaf at Data Darbar Mosque on last day of the holy month of Ramazan died on the day of Eid. He was identified as Akhtar Hussain, a resident of Lohari Gate.