A suicide and road accidents resulted in the death of four people in Hazara division on Saturday.
The first incident was reported from Khanpur, where two bikers were killed in a road accident in Pind Gakhra village. Witnesses said that the bikers, Kashif and Umair, had come from Rawalpindi for a picnic at Khanpur Dam and were on their way home when they were hit by a passenger van. Both of them were taken to Taxila Hospital, from where they were referred to Pakistan Institute of Medical Sciences (Pims) in Islamabad. However, they died before they could reach Pims.
The second incident occurred in Haripur, where a teenaged biker was killed and another was injured while performing stunts on their motorbike on GT Road on Saturday.
According to the police, the accident took place in Sera-e-Saleh area when three boys riding on a motorbike collided with a Suzuki pickup (RIN-9143). Two of them were injured, while the third remained unhurt. The injured were taken to Women and Children Hospital, Haripur, where one of them was pronounced dead while the other was referred to Ayub Medical Complex in Abbottabad.
In another incident, a man committed suicide over unknown reasons in Balakot on Friday night, police said. Hanif’s family told police that he was unhappy with his marriage and committed suicide by hanging himself from a ceiling fan. The police registered a case.
Meanwhile, the police booked a man for abducting his aunt over a family dispute in Shinkiari, Mansehra on Saturday. Faiz Ghulam lodged a complaint with the police, alleging that his nephew, Mushtaq, had abducted his 22-year-old wife at gunpoint, while he had gone to the mosque for prayers. The police have registered a case against the suspect and started searching for him.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 5th, 2012.
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