KOT RADHA KISHAN/ SHAHKOT/ TOBA TEK SINGH/SHEIKHUPURA - Ten persons including a couple were killed in incidents of honour killing, violence and roads mishaps in different districts over the past 24 hours.

In the first incident, a couple was shot dead for honour here in village Haveli Tarkhanawali, Kot Radha Kishan. As per detail, Ayesha, a widow and mother of three children, allegedly had developed illicit relations with Shakeel Ahmad, a local trader. On the fateful day, Noray Khan, brother-in-law of Ayesha caught the couple in a compromising condition and shot them dead. The Sheikhum Police have registered a case and started investigation. In another incident a man committed suicide due to abject poverty in village Himatpura in the remit of Khuddian Police. Allah Rakha was upset over his financial problems due to prolonged unemployment. He consumed poisonous spray to end his life.

In TOBA TEK SINGH, a boy who had gone missing a couple of days ago was found dead in a canal here in Pirmahal. Class 5th student Muhammad Awais, a resident of Chak 536/GB went out to play with friends but did not return. The Rajana Police sent the body Rajana Rural Health Centre for autopsy. A case will be registered in the light of the autopsy report. Meanwhile, a Gojra Policeman identified as Muhammad Anwar who was injured in a road mishap, succumbed to his wounds in Allied Hospital Faisalabad. He sustained critical injuries in a road accident in Gojra. He was a resident of Chak 426/JB.

In SHEIKHUPURA, a shopkeeper was shot dead by unidentified people in the limits of Ferozewala Police.  Idrees, a resident of Kot Pindi Das was going to Vegetable Market for purchasing vegetables for his shop.

In the meantime, unidentified assailants laying in the wait opened indiscriminate fire on him, killing him on the spot. The motive behind the murder could not be ascertained so far.

Similarly, three people including a woman were killed when a rashly driven coaster smashed an auto rickshaw, carrying 7 passengers in the limit of the Farooqabad Police.

The accident occurred when a speeding passenger coaster hit a passengers-laden rickshaw while taking sharp turn near canal in Farooqabad.

Resultantly, all the seven passengers onboard the rickshaw received critical injuries three whom including 20-year-old Fayyaz, an unidentified woman and a teenage passer-by succumbed to ijuries.

The Farooqabad Police impounded the coaster and started search for the fleeing driver.

In SHAHKOT, a taxi driver, who was kidnapped some six days back along with his cab, was found murdered in the limits of Samundri Police here the other day.  The police have registered a case after the victim's body was found. The victim was identified as Shabbir alias Pappu, a resident of Kot Nizam Din Chak 184.

As per detail, two unidentified men came to a taxi stand and hired Shabbir's taxi a few days ago. They killed him afterwards and threw his body in the limits of Samundri Police.