SIALKOT/SARGODHA/OKARA - Three persons including a girl were killed and three others including a girl sustained injuries in different incidents of violence and mishaps here on Saturday.

As per detail, two unknown armed dacoits shot dead a local trader on offering resistance during a dacoity near village Chak Mandaahar here on Saturday.

Reportedly, local trader 32-year-old Muhammad Nazir and his wife 28-year-old Zille Huma were on the way back home on a motorcycle, when two armed dacoits intercepted them. Meanwhile, the trader attempted to overpower them at which the culprits opened fired gunshots, killing him on the spot. The clueless Sialkot Cantt Police have registered a case and handed over the dead body to the bereaved family after autopsy.

In SARGODHA, a girl was killed and two others sustained injuries in an accident in the remit of Farooqa Police here.

According to the police, Muhammad Avais of Farooqa along with his sisters - 13-year-old Quratul Ain and seven-year-old Javaria were coming to the city on a motorcycle when a speeding tractor-trolley hit the bike near Government College. As a result, Quratul Ain died on spot while Javaria and Awais received injuries and were shifted to THQ Hospital. The police registered a case and impounded the tractor-trolley.

Similarly, in OKARA, a person was gunned down while other injured when a group of eight people opened fire on them over old enmity in Hujjra Shah Mukeem. According to police sources, both Ghulam Haider and Muhammad Mansha groups have been locked in an enmity from pervious couple of years. Last night, when Ghulam Haider was going somewhere with his friend, the rival group opened the fire on them, killing Haider on the spot while the other sustained injuries. The police have registered a case.

MAN ARRESTED: The City Police arrested a rice dealer on the charge of allegedly issuing a cheque of Rs21,40,000 to a trader which was dishonoured by the bank concerned. The accused Mirza Muhammad Mazhar had filed an application for bail in the local court which was rejected, on which the police arrested him.