Islamabad - A newly-married woman died while her husband was hospitalised in critical condition after drinking poisonous milk at Jhangi Syedan, a police spokesman said on Monday. The man and body of the woman were moved to Pakistan Institute of Cardiology for autopsy where she was identified as Saima Bibi while the man as Sadam, he added. Police registered occurrence of incident in daily crime register and began investigation, the spokesman added.

According to him, a woman died while her husband was in critical condition after consuming poisonous milk at their home in Jhangi Syedan, the limits of Police Station Noon. He added that the locals called the police and the investigators found a dead lizard in a pot filed with milk. He said that the couple did not notice the dead lizard in the milk and had two glasses. He added that the victims were moved to hospital where the condition of the man was out of danger. However, the parents of woman refused to carry out her post-mortem or pursue the case with police.

Meanwhile, two persons were killed in a road traffic mishap in federal capital, according to a press note issued here. The victims were moved to PIMS for post-mortem.

On the other hand, Inspector General of Police Islamabad issued a video message for personnel of the force focusing to inculcate friendly police ecology in the city through decent policing gestures.

He asked the personnel of the force to ponder as why real acknowledgement is not being given to the police officials despite the fact that they perform duties in scorching heat to ensure smooth flow of traffic, arrest culprits including the assassins and work hard to serve the people.

Islamabad police chief said that people are still reluctant to visit police stations and all of us would have to strive to improve the image of the force and change ‘thana’ culture. He asked the police officials to behave decently with those visiting police stations and give oath for polite behaviour with complainants.

Each personnel of the force should visualise himself as a lay man or complainant and try to come up to the expectations of people as a station house officer or constable performing duty at police picket or police station, he said.

He said that policemen should serve the people as they are paid salaries from their taxes. As per vision of Prime Minister and the responsibilities assigned to the force during last 8-9 months, he said that Islamabad police endeavour to accomplish all tasks with dedication and commitment.

He said that remarkable success was achieved against criminals including land grabbers as well as drug pushes and crime rate declined up to 35 percent during this period. “This success story is due to efforts of personnel of the force but it should be thought as why there is not significant achievement in bridging the gap between police and public,” he maintained.

He urged all the policemen to adopt positive attitude during their interaction with people and leave negative conduct bringing bad impression for the force. “As IGP and head of the force, I vow and ask all of you to promise for changing thana culture, behaving decently with citizens and ensuring help to people,” he added.

He also directed to come up to the expectations of the citizens and the government. Following the polite and soft attitude in operational matters of the force, he said Islamabad police would become the best force of the country.