Crime mars Eidul Fitr celebrations

Police arrest two suspects for murdering family of three on Monday

Our Correspondent June 19, 2018

LAHORE: A number of incidents reported in the provincial capital marred Eidul Fitr celebrations for some.

On Monday, police arrested two suspects for slaughtering a family of three. A day before Eid, Nadeem Butt, his wife Neelum Butt and their son Faiq were slaughtered to death in their house located in Ghalib Market. Nadeem had remarried after divorcing his first wife.

Police reportedly arrested the victim’s sons from his first marriage. Initial investigations suggest they committed the crime. Further investigations are underway.

In another incident, a brother clubbed his sister to death in the presence of family members in the name of honour in Harbancepur.

Police have termed the incident as an honour killing. Police shifted the deceased’s body to the morgue for an autopsy and are investigating the matter further.

On Sunday, a traffic warden, who was admitted to the hospital after being injured in a road traffic accident, died. The victim, identified as Adnan, was headed home on his motorcycle when he was hit by a speeding truck.

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In addition, the body of a young, unidentified man was recovered from a drain in Nawab Town on Sunday. A passerby spotted the body in the drain and informed police of its whereabouts.

After receiving the information, police teams reached the spot and removed the body. Initial investigations suggest the man was tortured before he was murdered.

Moreover, a man was also electrocuted to death while another was injured in Baghbanpura, after their kite flew into an electricity pole. The victims, identified as Khalid and Ashraf, were flying a kite on the roof of their house when the metallic string came into contact with electrical wires.

They were knocked unconscious as a result of the electric shock. They were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, where doctors pronounced Adnan dead.

A property dispute in Kahna claimed the life of Majid Hussain after his uncle and his cousins opened fire on him on Sunday. Majid was critically injured as a result of the fire. He was taken to a nearby hospital where doctors pronounced him dead upon arrival. Police are investigating the matter further.

On Saturday, a man shot at and injured five of his brothers-in-law after getting into an argument. The man’s brothers-in-law had stopped by to wish him glad tidings when the situation escalated after an argument.

The victims were shifted to a nearby hospital where they are reported to be in stable condition.

Meanwhile, the Dolphin Squad arrested seven suspects from Iqbal Town on Saturday. Officials also confiscated cash, mobile phones, weapons and other weapons found in their possession.

Published in The Express Tribune, June 19th, 2018.


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