Five People Die In Various Incidents Across City
LAHORE: Five people, including two children, were killed in different incidents in the provincial capital on Saturday.
A 28-year-old youth committed suicide by taking poisonous pills over a domestic issue in the Green Town police precincts on Saturday.
The deceased was identified as Salamat Masih, a resident of Bagriya Chowk. Police said the deceased had been depressed over an unknown domestic issue that had compelled him to end his life.
A two-year-old child died of severe burns in the Shalamar police precincts. He was identified as Zeeshan. Police said he had been playing in the courtyard of his house when he fell into a pot of boiling water and received severe burns. He was immediately rushed to a nearby hospital where he died.
A three-year-old boy drowned when his mother, along with her four children, jumped into the BRB Canal in the Batapur police precincts. Police said the woman, Rani Bibi, was dejected over her husband Abdul Ghafar’s second marriage and had had a heated debate with him over the issue on the day of the incident, and later jumped into the canal with her children. Locals rescued the woman and three of her children, while three-year-old Shafiq drowned.
A 12-year-old boy died after falling into an open drain in Shadbagh. Police said the boy, Shahid, had been collecting paper and cardboard near an open drain near Amir Road when he had accidentally fallen into the drain and drowned.
Two people raped a woman and her nine-year-old daughter in Wahdat Colony. Police said the accused, Irfan and Mohsin, forced their way into the house of Muhammad Yousaf, and raped his wife Nadia and his daughter Maham. The accused fled from the scene, leaving the girl in critical condition. The police have registered a case, but no arrests had been made until the filing of this report.