Two boys held for harassing anti-polio team

At least 13 people were booked for hurling threats at health workers administrating polio vaccine.


Our Correspondent April 20, 2013
Those arrested were identified as Syed Saboorul Hassan and Ahmed Jamal Shabbir, residents of Bahadur Khan locality. PHOTO: FILE

RAWALPINDI:


Two young men have been arrested for threatening a polio team in Siham, Rawalpindi, informed sources on Friday.


At least 13 people were booked for hurling threats at health workers who were vaccinating children against polio in Naseerabad area of Rawalpindi.

However, the area police claimed that the suspects were booked for eve-teasing.

Those arrested were identified as Syed Saboorul Hassan and Ahmed Jamal Shabbir, residents of Bahadur Khan locality.

According to sources, a polio team, Tanzeel and his female colleague were administering polio drops to children below five years of age in Siham when a group of people barred them from performing their job and threatened them of dire consequences. A scuffle also occurred between Tanzeel and three men. Later, the polio team reported the incident to the police. The police registered a case and arrested two boys.

Station House Officer (SHO) Naseerabad Raja Akhtar, when contacted, for his comments, said the two boys have been arrested for eve-teasing saying some college students misbehaved with the female polio team member. When her colleague Tanzeel stopped the boys from doing so a brawl occurred between them, the SHO.

Meanwhile a man died in a hit-and-run accident in Naseerabad locality on Thursday. Hubab was hit by a speeding van leaving him seriously injured. He was taken to a hospital but he died before receiving any medical aid.

A married woman was kidnapped from Christian Colony on Thursday. Shahbaz lodged a complaint with the Naseerabad police that his wife, Nafisa Bibi* had been kidnapped by Safia, Fazeelat, Basheeran and Wilayat and sold out to a flesh trader in Sheikhupura. Police have registered a case.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 20th, 2013.

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