OKARA - Two armed motorcyclists looted a school bus and later disclosed that the bus driver had connived with them when the looters were caught by the local people near village Sodiwala here.

On making hue and cry by the schoolchildren, the villagers chased the bandits and overpowered them. In the preliminary interrogation, the robbers disclosed that the bus driver Shabbir was involved in the robbery.

The villagers caught Yasin alias chain Ashraf along with their weapons. He told that they had made a plan to loot school fees from the students in robbery.

SHOP LOOTED: A mobile shop at the Katchery Bazaar was plundered. The dacoits held the staff at gunpoint made off with cash and mobile phones.

VINTNERS HELD: The police conducted raids on four places and arrested four vintners and seized a hug cache of liquor. In GD Ghaziabad, the police arrested Mohammad Sharif and seized 35 bottles of wine and illegal weapons.

At the General Bus Stand, Shahid, Yasin were arrested with 100 bottles of liquor. Likewise, Mohammad Amin and Sarfraz were held from Renala Khurd along with 8 bottles of liquor.

CHILD ABUSED: A 10-year-old child was sexually abused in Nawan Kot Laliyan by youth Naveed. Bashir allegedly took Mohsin son of Mohammad Saleem to nearby crops and committed the shameful crime.

2 hurt in attack on rival party’s women: Two women were fatally hurt when some members of their rival party staged an attack on their house in Mandi Ahmadabad area on Wednesday.

Reportedly, Aslam, Amjad, Arshad at seven others attacked the house of their rival, Karamat Ali, and started thrashing his mother-in-law and wife Shumaila. They were seriously injured. Police have registered a case.

Meanwhile, having barged into the house of a labourer in L-plot Okara, four people thrashed women members of his family.

According to police officials, the cause of the incident was stated to be a dispute over the possession of a farmland.

The armed men, Adeel, Ishtiaq, Arshad, Nasir, entered into the house of Mohammad Shafique and allegedly thrashed his family’s women members. Later, they fled the scene. Police have registered a case and are investigating.