LAHORE – A four-year-old girl was crushed to death and her three relatives sustained multiple injuries when a speeding car hit them in Shadbagh police precincts on Sunday.

Police said Sonia was pillion-riding his father Muhammad Asif, a resident of Tajbagh who is currently engaged with the embroidery work. He along with his minor daughter, wife Shahzadi, sister Naseem Bibi and nephew Ali Raza was shifting his household articles from a rented residence to his newly-purchased home.  An applied-for car smashed their bike (LOR-3576). As a result all of them sustained multiple injuries. The minor girl could not survive the impact of the accident and died on the spot while the condition of others was told to be critical at a local hospital. However, the accused car driver along with his friend managed to flee from the crime scene. Further investigations are underway.

PHP: Punjab Highway Patrol Police claimed to have foiled a robbery bid on national highways after a brief encounter with armed bandits. The PHP also arrested four dacoits, recovered stolen items and illegal firearms in another incident. PHP Post Hardev got information about five armed robbers, who were snatching valuables from van passengers near Chachukey Link Road. The PHP team raced towards the spot but on seeing police, the dacoits opened fire, which was retaliated.