SHEIKHUPURA/PASRUR - Four persons including a woman and minor girl were killed and two others injured in separate incidents of violence and road accidents over the past 24 hours.

As per detail, in Sheikhupura an expatriate was shot dead by some unidentified dacoits in Ahmad Pura locality on Sunday.

According to details, some outlaws barged into the house of one Salim and started collecting jewellery and other valuables. However, the culprits shot dead Salim when he attempted to overpower them and made off with the cash, gold ornaments and other valuables worth hundreds of thousands of rupees. The deceased had returned from Saudi Arabia on leave some days ago. The City A Division Police have started investigation.

Meanwhile, the Bhiki Police recovered the headless body of an unidentified woman lying in a canal near Chak 525 Maki. The body was sent for autopsy. The motive behind the murder could not be ascertained so far.

In PASRUR, a seven-year-old girl student died in a road accident.

According to details, a van (LHO-8778) was on the way from Daska to Pasrur. When it reached near bus stop at Kala Chak, it hit a girl student named Ainwish when she was cross the road. She sustained severe critical injured and died on the way to hospital. The police impounded the van and registered an FIR against the driver.

Similarly in TOBA TEK SINGH, a labourer died and two others injured when a gas cylinder exploded in a cold storage on Samundri Road in Gojra on Sunday.

The gas cylinder exploded due to unknown reasons which caved in the roof of the storage. Resultantly three labourers loading potato onto a truck were buried under the debris. However, one the labourers namely Iftikhar Ali, a Takia Phumman Shah died under the debris while two others including Faryad, a resident of chak 47/GB Samundri and Muhammad Fayaz of Chak 369/JB Sarja sustained injured and were shifted to Faisalabad Allied hospital in critical condition.

Meanwhile, Awami Workers Party District General Secretary Tariq Mehmood and PPP Gojra City President Lala Ghulam Muhammad have demanded Rs1 million as compensation to the heirs of deceased and Rs0.5 million for both the injured labourers.

They criticised government departments concerned for ignoring the safety arrangements in the factories.