Police arrest man on charges of setting parents on fire
Rawalpindi-A man allegedly set his old-aged parents on fire by sprinkling petrol in Ashraf Colony at Dhamial, informed a police spokesman on Thursday.
The injured were moved to Rawal Burn Unit of Holy Family Hospital by the Rescue 1122 for medical treatment while police managed to arrest the accused identified as Wasim, against whom a case was also registered, he said. The reason behind an attempt to murder parents by the accused is said to be domestic dispute, he said.
According to him, a brawl occurred between Wasim and his parents in their house located in Ashraf Colony, the limits of Police Station Dhamial. The man put petrol on parents and set them on fire. Locals alerted police which rushed to the scene and held the accused. Later, Rescue 1122 was called which moved the injured to hospital for medical treatment, he said.
Superintendent of Police (SP) Saddar Division Ahmed Zunair Cheema appreciated the efforts of officials of PS Dhamial for apprehending the accused soon after the occurrence of the horrible incident. He said police investigators have collected all the evidence from the crime scene besides recording statements of eyewitnesses. The SP was of the view that the investigators would get the accused punished from court of law in the light of the evidence.
Meanwhile, unknown robbers shot dead business development manager of an online food chain while he was in F-9 Park for jogging, apparently upon showing resistance during a dacoity bid, according to sources. The deceased has been identified as Qasim Awan. A case has been registered against unknown killers.
According to sources, Mir Shahan Ali, a colleague of the deceased, lodged a complaint with police that Qasim Awan rang him up telling he was on a jogging track when armed men intercepted him and shot and injured him over resistance. He said police also arrived on the scene and shifted the injured man to hospital where he died during surgery. He asked police to register a case and to arrest the accused. Police filed a case and started making efforts to arrest the accused.
Likewise, armed robbers also deprived two citizens of cash, mobile phones and other valuables at gunpoint in different areas of the capital. Auto-theft gangs pilfered a car and three motorcycles from Islamabad.