LAHORE - A 40-year-old woman was bricked to death by her neighbours in Mustafabad, police said on Thursday.

Reportedly, a brawl broke out between the neighbours as their children fought while playing in a Dharampura street.

Naseem Bibi came under the attack when she intervened in the matter to ease off the situation. She sustained severe head wounds and was rushed to hospital, where she died.

Police booked seven people, including two women, and started investigations. However, the cops said that the attackers were on the loose and their house was locked.

The relatives of deceased placed the body on road near Dharampura underpass to register their rage over the brutality. The protesters also blocked the main road by torching tyres. The official concerned reached the spot and assured the protesters that the killers would be brought to book.

CRUSHED: An unidentified man was crushed to death under a train in Naseerabad. Eyewitnesses told the police that the man was crossing the railway line when a Lahore-bound train hit him from the rear side. He died on the spot.

Another man was killed while his younger brother wounded critically when a rashly-driven car bumped into their motorcycle in Islampura, police and rescue workers said. The driver along with the car fled the crime scene.

Usman Akbar, 30, riding on a motorcycle along with his brother Nadeem was on his way to a nearby market when a recklessly-driven car hit their two-wheeler from the rear side. As a result, resident of Riwaz Garden, Usman, died on the spot while Nadeem sustained serious injuries and was rushed to a hospital.

According to the family, Usman had been working in Saudi Arabia for the last couple of years. A few days ago, he returned to Pakistan to attend the wedding ceremony of his sister. The police handed over the body to the family. The police are also investigating the accident with no arrest made yet.

Meanwhile, a woman and her two children sustained burn wounds when a gas-cylinder exploded at their house in the Factory Area police precincts, rescue workers said on Thursday.

Resident of Zaman Park, Hina Bibi was cooking food in the kitchen when all of a sudden the gas-cylinder exploded. As a result, the mother and her two children sustained severe burns. Rescue workers rushed to the spot and shifted the wounded to a hospital.