Minor dies in shootout between rival groups

Published: March 5, 2019
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PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

LAHORE: A two-year old minor/girl was killed and another injured when two groups exchanged fire in Sanda. The gunmen escaped after the shootout. The injured man was shifted to the hospital for medical assistance. Reportedly, the deceased identified as Noor, was present outside the shop in Jawaye Shah Road in Sanda with her father when the two groups clashed.

Panic and fear spread in the area as the suspects fled while firing indiscriminately. Noor died at the spot, while the man, identified as Rizwan, was injured. After getting information, police reached the spot and shifted the injured to the hospital. Police gathered evidence from the scene of the crime and moved the body to the morgue. They said a case was registered under the murder, terrorism and other sections, based on the statement of the deceased’s father. Further investigations are underway. A case has been filed against accused Usman, Adil, Tipu, Umer, Nadeem Mela, Qaisar, Azam and others.

Also, a 15-year old boy, kidnapped from Raiwind, was allegedly subjected to sexual assault before getting murdered and dumped in an empty ground. Police took the body into custody and shifted it to the morgue. Jahanzeb, a resident of Raiwind, disappeared mysteriously two days ago. Police registered a kidnapping case over the incident.

However, no trace of the child could be found.  Yesterday, his body was found from a local society in Raiwind. Police gathered the evidence from the scene and shifted the body to the morgue. Jahanzed went to his friend’s home after which he disappeared. Police said the matter was being investigated from all possible angles and the suspects would soon be traced and arrested.

Separately, a 15-year-old boy committed suicide in Chung. Police handed over the body to his relatives after legal formalities. Reportedly, Muzamil, a resident of Chung, consumed poisonous pills for unknown reasons due to which his condition deteriorated. He was taken to the hospital where the doctor confirmed his death. After moving the body to the morgue, police have started legal proceedings.

In another incident, a 25-year old man, working in a flour mill in Sundar, died after falling into a factory machine. Police handed over the body to his relatives after legal proceedings. They the deceased, identified as Arshad, a resident of Bahawalpur, was working in a flour mill located in Sundar. On Sunday, he was working on the machine when his clothes got caught in it and he suffered severe injuries. He was moved to the hospital in critical condition and the doctor confirmed his death. The body was taken into custody by the police for legal formalities and was later handed to the family for burial in the deceased’s native village.

 

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