JHANG - At least 7 people were killed in separate incidents in different areas of Jhang during the last 24 hours.

In the first incident that took place in Mouza Jogera of Jhang, 12 people drowned in River Chenab.

As per details, 12 people belonging to Mouza Jogera were crossing River Chenab in a boat when it capsized in the river and all people drowned in the river. After getting information, the Rescue 1122 team reached the spot and after hectic efforts and with the help of locals they succeeded to save nine people while three other drowned.

The rescue workers have not found the dead bodies as yet. The condition of two people was stated to be serious and they were rushed to hospital.

In another incident, a man, Ghulam Sabbir son of Ikhlaq and a resident of Mouza Khan Da Kot drowned in the River Chenab.

According to details, Ghulam Sabbir was standing on the bank of Chenab River when his foot slipped and he fell into the deep river water and drowned. Rescue 1122 reached the spot and after one hour struggle succeeded to recover dead body of the victim. 

Separately, a dead body of unidentified man was recovered from a canal nearby Bhuwana. Police have registered a case against unidentified culprits after autopsy.

In another incident, a 17-year-old youth, Ahmed Yar, was electrocuted.  Ahmed Yar, resident of Mouza Haveli Bahadur Shah, was working at his home when suddenly his hand touched the livewire and he died on the spot. He was buried in his native graveyard in presence of hundreds of mourners. In another incident five dacoits murdered a man on resistance. 

As per detail, five armed dacoit in Chake 173 situated in the limits of Mochiwala Police Station tried to snatch away the cattle of Mansab Dar Kaloana Sial. On resistance, they shot dead Masab Dar and fled away. On having information, SHO Mochiwala Police Station, with his team, reached the scene.

On the direction of DPO Jhang Akhtar Umer Laleka, DSP Saddar Tahir Nawaz Warraich with heavy contingent also reached the spot. They raided different places and arrested a culprit Sabbir Shah from his home who guided police to arrest other culprits. Other four culprits including Nasir Baloch, Manzar Baloch, Muhammad Asif and Muhammad Ali involved in several dacoities and murder were also arrested with arms. Mochiwala police have registered a case against five nominated accused and are investigating.