LAHORE – A 60-year-old woman died after a quack administered her wrong injection in Badami Bagh police area on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Rasheedah Bibi, a resident of Jhuggian, Sheikhabad. Police have registered a case against the accused quack identified as Mohammad Shahzad. The body was handed over to the bereaved family after police completed necessary medico-legal formalities. Further investigations are underway.

PROTEST: Dozens of the residents and family members of the man, who was allegedly tortured to death by policemen in a private torture cell, staged a massive protest demonstration against the Batapur police on Ferozpur Road on Sunday.

The victim was identified as Mohammad Aamir of Macca Colony, Naseerabad. Reportedly a car owned by dismissed police constable namely Wakeel Khan was picked by some unidentified persons from the area. On which, the constable picked up Aamir two days back and took him to a private torture cell of In-charge Investigation Batapur police station SI Naseem Ahmad. The family alleged that the police constable in connivance with his accomplice subjected him to severe torture, which resulted into his instant death. Later, the victims’ body was thrown near the Canal. On Sunday, the victim’s family and relatives blocked the main Ferozepur Road and staged a protest demonstration against the accused policemen. On their demand, Naseerabad police have lodged a case against five persons including In-charge Investigation Batapur, an ASI and two constables. Further investigations are underway.

GIRL COMMITS SUICIDE: A 17-year-old girl allegedly committed suicide by shooting herself in Subzazar police area on Sunday. Rescue-1122 officials said that the girl had ended her life over a domestic dispute. Police concerned, however, expressed it complete ignorance about any such incident in its limits.

An 18-year-old boy died minutes after he had taken drugs through injection in Shera Kot police area on Sunday. The deceased was identified as Mohammad Usman of Al-Mehtab Colony. Police concerned said that Usman died of excessive usage of drugs. Police registered a case against nine drug pushers on the complaint of the deceased’s mother. A crackdown is underway against the drugs peddlers in the area. The body was removed to the City morgue for autopsy.

YOUTH DIES: A youth died and his three friends received injuries when their speeding car fell into the canal in Ghalib Market area on Sunday. It was reported that three friends Shehryar Butt, Kazim, Humza and Zubair were on their way back from a local hotel when their rashly driven car fell into the canal, as a result Zubair died and the other three car riders sustained injuries.

Three police teams have been constituted to arrest the assailants who had gunned down a renowned educationist, scholar and poet Professor Dr. Shabih-ul-Hassan Hashmi couple of days back.

 The North Cantonment Division police teams, however, are clueless and have failed to round up the criminals. The deceased Prof Shabih-ul-Hassan was laid to rest in a local graveyard.

GUTTED: Dowry and other valuables of a newly married girl was reduced to ashes when fire broke out in a house in Ghaziabad police area on Sunday. The house inmates were asleep at the rooftop of their house at the time of the incident. Firefighters rushed to the scene and out the fire out after hectic efforts. They said the main cause of fire eruption was short circuiting.

GANGS BUSTED: The City Police claimed to have unearthed 288 criminal gangs involved in heinous crimes and arrested 878 harden criminals during the first four months of current year 2012. a handout issued by the CCPO Office said that more than 14000 proclaimed offenders (POs) and court absconders (CAs) have also been arrested. The crackdown against drug peddlers, CAs, POs and other criminals is said to be underway.

Meanwhile,  Punjab Highways Patrol (PHP) claimed to have arrested three escaped culprits from police custody and 27 carrying illegal arms and narcotic on Sunday.

The arrested were identified as Naveed Akhtar, Lal Khan, Chand,. Murtaza, Shahid Iqbal, Mana Morr, M Shahid, Jameel Ahmad, M. Arshad, M. Idress, Iftikhar, M. Ramzan, M. Maki, Mujahid Hussain, M. Latif, Intizar Ali, Saqib, M. Nadim, Zulfiqar, Javed Iqbal, Sajjad Hussain, Arshad, M. Riaz and M. Altaf and two women. Similarly police also seized huge quantity of narcotics, illegal ammunition, liquor and other stolen valuables.

 The arrested men and women have been handed over to the investigating wing for further interrogation. PHP also reunited two missing children with their parents.