LAHORE: About six people, including a young girl, were killed in separate incidents across the city on Sunday.
In the first incident, unidentified persons in the jurisdiction of Green Town Police strangled a 17-year-old girl to death after gang raping her.
The deceased was identified as Rozeena Yousaf. Some locals of the Taufeeq Colony had spotted Rozeena’s body lying in an empty plot and informed police. After reaching the scene, police removed the body to a morgue for autopsy and started searching for the relatives of the deceased.
Green Town Police made announcements from different mosques, over which Rozeena’s father, namely Hafiz Muhammad Yousaf, prayer leader at a local mosque, reached the scene and identified the deceased as Rozeena. Police has registered a case of murder against unidentified persons on the complaint of deceased’s father and has started investigating the matter. In the second incident, a 50-year-old man was slaughtered to death by some unknown persons in South Cantt police limits.
The deceased was identified as Peer Ali, resident of Nishat Colony. On the day of the incident, Ali was at his home along with his wife, three daughters and two sons when three unidentified men barged into the house.
Ali showed resistance over which the intruders took out a knife and brutally slaughtered him. The men managed to escape from the scene. Ali succumbed to his injuries instantly after which his family informed police, whose officials after reaching the scene removed the dead body to a morgue for autopsy and registered a murder case against unidentified killers on the complaint of deceased’s brother, Allah Dita.
According to North Cantonment Station House Officer Rana Asghar Ali, the intruders were Ali’s relatives and killed Ali owing to some old enmity. However, he said that nothing could be said for sure as yet since the investigation is still under process. In another incident, a 40-year-old motorcyclist was crushed to death by a speeding car in the precincts of North Cantonment Police.
The deceased was identified as Zafar Iqbal, resident of Defence Area. Police handed over the body to his family after legal procedure was completed.
Separately, three men were found dead under mysterious circumstances in Qila Gujjar Singh, Gulberg and Bhaati Gate police areas. The victims, yet to be identified, were found dead near Royal Park and on roadsides. Police removed the dead bodies to a morgue for autopsy, and claimed that the deceased were addicts and died due to excessive use of drugs.
Also, valuables worth hundreds of thousands of rupees were reduced to ashes when fire erupted at six different places across the provincial capital, namely, Iqbal Town, Main Multan Road, Qilla Gujjar Singh Police Area, Flemming Road and Al-Aziz Centre on Mall Road.
Source: Daily Times