Firecracker explosion kills girl

In another incident, police recover abducted boy after three months

Imran Asghar August 14, 2021


A 10-year-old girl died while setting off firecrackers in celebration of Independence Day in New Mohalla within the limits of Police Station City.

According to police, Iman Nadeem was setting off fireworks with other children when the firecrackers exploded. The injured girl was rushed to District Headquarters Hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

Iman Nadeem’s family has termed the death of the girl as an accident. Police have registered a case of accidental death.

A police spokesperson said that CPO Ahsan Younis took notice of the incident and ordered to register a case of accidental death of the girl. Police have registered a case.

The girl’s father, Sheikh Nadeem, said the accident took place between Thursday and Friday night. “I call on the police and other authorities, including the Rawalpindi administration, to arrest those selling fireworks so that no one gets hurt like me.”

Meanwhile, hospital sources said that the girl suffered severe injuries, and she had a big wound in her heart. She died because of excessive bleeding, they added.

Boy rescued after three months

Rawat police rescued a four-year-old boy from Balochistan abducted nearly three months ago from the jurisdiction of Rawat police station and netted the accused.

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According to a police spokesperson, City Police Officer (CPO) Rawalpindi Muhammad Ahsan Younas had directed the officers concerned to ensure safe recovery of the abducted child and arrest the culprits.

He added that the case of abduction of four-year-old child named Sabir Ali was registered in May this year at Rawat police station.

Rawat police started investigation and after hectic efforts, accused Inayatullah was traced with the help of modern technology and human intelligence.

Rawat police arrested the accused from Jaffarabad, Balochistan and rescued the child safely, said Younas and added that raids were being conducted to arrest Hidayatullah, who was an accomplice of Inayatullah.

According to the preliminary investigation, Hidayatullah wanted to marry the child’s sister who refused, and they kidnapped the child. “Exploitation of children and women would not be tolerated,” the spokesman said and added that efforts would be made to net other accused and he would also be brought to justice.

The CPO Rawalpindi had instructed the police that they should take strict action under the law against those involved in violence against children and women.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 14th, 2021.


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