HAFIZABAD-After protests by aggrieved family, a general councillor of Municipal Committee Pindi Bhattian involved in the brutal murder of an electrical engineer was at last arrested by the Pindi Bhattian police after two months.

According to police source, deceased Muhammad Zafar of Chowk Sirajan Pindi Bhattian had purchased 21 marla-plot from accused Razan Bhatti in 1991 but Razan Bhatti attempted to forcibly occupy the said plot with the help of land grabbers. Mian Shan Bhatti, General Councillor, a closed relation of MNA Mian Shahid Hussain Bhatti, asked the deceased to come to his brick kiln for reconciliation where accused Mian Shan Bhatti and Razan Bhatti forced Zafar to abandon the possession of the plot but he refused. Thereupon, the accused allegedly stoned him to death. A case had been registered against the accused after the incident but the police failed to arrest Mian Shan Bhatti, as he was very influential.

On the protest and request of deceased Muhammad Zafar’s relatives, the police have recently arrested the accused. The parents of the deceased alleged that the influential personalities of the area was putting pressure on them for reconciliation and have called upon the DPO and RPO to take deterrent action against the accused and his cronies.

SUICIDE: A youth in Channi Qasim village has committed suicide by swallowing wheat preservative pills as he was admonished by his parents due to his waywardness.

According to police source, 18-year-old Asif had gone astray. He was admonished by his father but he felt insulted and committed suicide by taking poisonous pills and died in his house before any medical aid could be rendered to him. The police are investigating.