LAHORE: Ghaziabad police arrested a person who was accused of murdering his wife and daughter in the name of honour on Tuesday.
According to the police, after killing his wife, a mother of seven, the accused had hid her body in a cattle shed. Police recovered the body, and arrested him. The murder weapons, a hammer and a meat cleaver were also recovered. The accused confessed that he had killed his wife on suspicion of having illicit relations with some other man. He also confessed that he had killed his daughter three months back.
Ghaziabad police SHO, Atif Zulfiqar said that after receiving information of a murder of a woman, he deputed three policemen to probe the matter and to arrest the accused. During the initial investigation, he said, the accused confessed that he had killed his daughter Surayya, 17, three months back because of the same suspicion. Zulfiqar said Surayya’s body was also recovered from the cattle shed. On the complaint of Khushi Muhammad, the father-in-law of the accused, the police registered an FIR of a double murder against the accused.
Separately, a manual labourer was burnt to death in a cardboard factory in Shafiqabad on Tuesday. Rescue 1122 officials said that the fire broke out in the cardboard factory in Malipura Bund Road Shafiqabad due to short circuiting in a machine. Imtaiz and Munir, both brothers, received burns when they tried to put out the fire. They were rushed to a local hospital, where Imtiaz expired. Firefighters rushed to the scene and extinguished the fire.
In another incident, a three-year old boy expired in a hospital shortly after he had received burns in his North Cantt house. Two youths lost their lives in a road accident in Kot Abdul Malik on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Haneef and Amir. Police said that the victims were riding a rickshaw when a speeding bus hit the vehicle, which then collided with a tractor parked on the road.
Mozang police recovered a man’s body from its jurisdiction. The deceased was identified as Muhammad Bashir of Chiragh Din Road. The cause of his death could not be established. The City Traffic Police have launched a campaign against beggars, one-wheelers and those involved in rash driving. The police on Tuesday took action against 287 cars for over speeding.
Source: Daily Times