A youth, who along with his four other accomplices tried to kidnap a schoolgirl here on Wednesday, was held and bashed by citizens.

His four accomplices succeeded to escape from the scene. Saud, Zahid, Umair, Ibrahim and Shoaib of Sialkot made friendship with a girl on Facebook. On the day, they reached in front of a private school and tried to make a girl ride their car. However, the school security guard intercepted them and enquired about the matter, meanwhile other citizens also gathered there. Seeing this, four boys succeeded to escape while the citizens held Shaoib and handed him over to Sattelite Town Police after thrashing him brutally.

Shoaib told the police that he was a car driver and hired by the other boys who succeeded to escape. Police have registered a case and started investigations.

DEATH WARRANT: The district and sessions judge issued death warrant of a prisoner in a murder case here on Wednesday.

Convict Shahzad of Kamoke had killed a women Razia in 2000. The appeal of the convict against the sentence was also dismissed by the superior courts. The accused will be executed in Central Jail Gujranwala on February 12, 2016.