GUJRANWALA/KHANEWAL/VEHARI/

BAHAWALPUR/TOBA TEK SINGH/KASUR

At least 15 persons including four women and a child were killed in separate incidents of violence, enmity and road accidents in different areas over the past 48 hours.

In Gujranwala, a nursery class student died and two others injured in collusion between a bus and rickshaw here on Wednesday. Following the incident, heirs of the deceased kid staged a protest and blocked GT Road for about two hours. It is learnt that the rickshaw, carrying schoolchildren, was on the way to a school. When it reached Jinnah Road, a speeding bus hit the rickshaw, resultantly seven-year-old nursery class student Faizan died on the spot. Two others -Ali and Shumail received injuries and were rushed to DHQ hospital by Rescue 1122. Later, the bus driver Umer Farooq surrendered to the Gujranwala Saddr Police.

In another incident, a motorcycle rickshaw crushed to death a woman. Her husband received critical injuries in the accident. Bushra along with her husband was crossing GT Road when a motorcycle rickshaw ran over them. The woman died instantly while her husband was shifted to hospital.

In Khanewal, three persons were killed in a collision between two speeding motorcycles here on Wednesday. The accident occurred early Wednesday morning near 17 Morr between Mian Channu and Iqbal Nagar. Both the bikes collided head-on as a result the four riders sustained critical wounds. However, three of them identified as Khushi Muhammad, Muhammad Shahid and Maqbool Ahmad. Jaffar Ali was shifted to THQ Hospital Mian Channu by Rescue 1122 in critical condition. All the three deceased belonged to Chak 18/14L, Tehsil Chichawatni.

In Toba Tek Singh, a youth committed suicide here the other night. Locals said that deceased Bilal Ahmad, 19, son of Muhammad Arshad of Zia Colony was jobless and was worried over his financial problems. He took poison and died before shifting to hospital.

In Vehari, two persons - Muhammad Ramzan and Muhammad Hassan, residents of Havili Lakha died and 30 others injured in a road accident on Wednesday.

Reportedly, a speeding Lahore-bound passenger bus (BSA-085) was on the way from Sadiqabad. When reached near Khanewal Chowk in Vehari, all of sudden one of its tyre burst due to which it overturned. Rescue 1122 rushed to spot and shifted the injured to DHQ Hospital. Eight of the injured were referred to Nishtar Hospital Multan in critical condition. Rao Mubeen, media coordinator to the Vehari DPO told to journalists that on the directives of DPO Sadiq Dogar, a case against bus driver has been registered.

In Bahawalpur, three persons including two women committed suicide over different domestic disputes the other day.

In Zahirpir area of Rahim Yar Khan, 32-year-old Tahira Bibi and her husband Jahangir, a drug addict, used to quarrel over different domestic issues. The other night, they again had an argument which flared up. At which Tahira consumed a huge amount of black stone solution in sheer despair. As a result she died on the spot.

While similarly resident of kacha Sadiqabad Road, Rahim Yar Khan, 30-year-old Firdous Bibi also committed suicide. She had disappointed due to everyday quarrels with her in-laws.

In another incident in Basti Ghauspur, Rahim Yar Khan, 38-year-old Muhammad Aamir took huge amount of poisonous pills over failure to get his share in the family inheritance. In Kasur, two youth ended their life on different issues. Ilyas took pesticide over some domestic issue and died, whereas a 22-year-old Nadir Sohail committed suicide by taking poisonous pills. He was reportedly disappointed after his parents admonished him on some petty issue.

On the other, the dead bodies of a girl and a youth were recovered from BRB canal near Kehm Karan area. Somebody spotted the bodies floating in the canal and informed the police. The Kasur Saddr Police rushed to the spot and with the help of Rescue 1122, brought both the bodies from BRB canal. According the police, the youth’s body is bullet-riddled while the girl had a noose around her neck. Identity of the deceased could not be ascertained yet.

The bodies have been sent to hospital for post-mortem and further investigation has been launched into the incident.