JHANG/SARGODHA/SAHIWAL

Seven persons were killed and 12 others injured in different incidents of violence and mishaps over the past 24 hours.

According to details, in Jhang three motorcyclists were killed when they were knocked down by a passenger bus here on Jhang-Chiniot Road near Adda Shabbirabad. According to available reports, three motorcyclists including 50-year-old Habib, son of Ahmed, 55-year-old Manzoor, son of Yaseen and 28-year-old Shabir, son of Haji Muhammad were on the way to Jhang on a bike. As they reached near Adda Shabbirabad, a speeding passenger bus coming from Lahore to hit them from the rear. Resultantly, all three sustained serious injuries and breathed their last on the spot.

On information, the Jhang Saddr Police reached the scene and arrested bus driver.

In another mishap which occurred in Mauza Dargahi Shah in the remit of Garhmaraj Police, a young man was killed over a petty family dispute. Reportedly, member of a same family Mohsin, Shehbaz and Rafi, son of Muhammad Shafi exchanged harsh word with their close relative Muhammad Altaf and his brother over a petty family issue. In the meanwhile, all the alleged culprit attacked Altaf and his brother with sticks. As a result Altaf and his brother sustained critical wounds and were admitted to DHQ Hospital Jhang. However, Altaf was referred to Allied Hospital Faisalabad where he succumbed to his injuries. The police have registered a case against three nominated accused.

In another mishap which took place in Sahib Da Kot in the remit of Massan Police, at least nine people including two women were injured in a scuffle over a land dispute. As per details, two groups quarrelled over the occupancy of land which started with sticks but ended at firing due to which 55-year-old Muhammad Ameer, 45-year-old Muhammad Ramzan, 27-year-old Sadiq, 25-year-old Zahoor, 28-year-old Ghulam Murtaza, 38-year-old Manzoor Ahmed, 20-year-old Ramzan and two women sustained injuries. On information, Rescue 1122 officials reached the spot and shifted the injured to DHQ Hospital. The Massan Police have registered a case.

In Sargodha, a speeding oil-tanker ran over a motorcyclist near Ajnala village on Sargodha-Bhalwal Road, killing Mohammad Aslam while his injured wife who was rushed to DHQ Hospital. In another incident unidentified gunmen opened fire on a youth namely Shahid at Mian Town in the remit of Jhal Chakkian Police when he was coming out of a local mosque after offering prayer.

Resultantly he died instantly.

Similarly in Sahiwal, Muhammad Saeed with connivance of his four accomplices gunned down on Sadique and injured his two cousins at Adda Gamber in the area of Yousafwala Police.

Muhammad Latif told the police that his sister was married off to Imtiaz, son of Saeed few years back. However, the couple could not developed cordial relations and used to quarrel. He along with brother Siddique and cousins - Razzaq and Sharif went to the house of Saeed at Adda Gamber to reconcile where the situation turned ugly and Saeed opened firing. Resultantly Siddique on the spot while Razzaq and Sharif sustained critical injuries. The police have registered a case.