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22-year-old 'poisoned to death' by her in-laws

01 February, 2014

LAHORE: A 22-year-old girl was allegedly poisonous by her in-laws in the Raiwind City police area on Friday.

The deceased, identified as Nobia, the daughter of Muhammad Sadique, hailed from Kot Radha Kishan.

The police investigator said that the victim was married to Nazir of Donday village two years ago.

He said that according to the deceased's parents, her husband and other family members used to physically torture her on one pretext or the other. He said that on Friday morning, her in-laws informed them that Nobia had died under mysterious circumstances.

He said that she had no ailment and her sudden death caused serious doubts. He said the police believed that she was poisoned. A first information report has been registered, but the actual cause of death would be ascertained after the post-mortem report and comprehensive investigation.

Police removed the body to the city mortuary for an autopsy.

Separately, a 24-year-old youth committed suicide by shooting himself after his family refused to tie his knot to a girl of his choice in the Kahna police limits.

The deceased has been identified as Muhammad Qasim, a resident of Gulshan Safeer Colony, Kahna.

Police said that Qasim loved a girl of the same area and wanted to marry her. The investigation officer said that the deceased's family members told the police that Qasim asked them arrange the marriage, but they refused, after which he shot himself in the head and died on the spot.

Police handed over the body to his heirs after fulfilling the legal formalities.

Another 25-year-old youth tried to commit suicide after sprinkling petrol on his body and setting himself ablaze due to continues unemployment in the Green Town police area.

Police investigator said that the injured youth, identified as Muhammad Iqbal, was a labourer and could not find work during the past few days. On the day of the incident, Iqbal left his home in search for work but could not find any. He returned home, locked himself in a room and tried to commit suicide.

His family members reportedly broke into the room and extinguished the fire. They shifted him to a nearby hospital where his condition is stated to be critical, as he has received third degree burns.

Also, the body of a 35-year-old man was found in a gunny bag, which had been dumped in a drain in the Garhi Shahu police area.

The deceased, identified as Ijaz Ahmad, a father of two and a resident of Kot Khawaja Saeed, was a barber by profession. The investigation officer said that Ijaz went missing three days ago. Police said that some passers-by saw a body in a gunny bag floating in a drain. They took it out and informed the police. The brother of the deceased identified it. According to the bereaved family, they had no enmity with anyone and could say nothing about his death.

Police have registered a case of murder against unidentified persons and removed the body to the city morgue for an autopsy.

Separately, an elderly man died in mysterious circumstances in the South Cantt police area.

Police said that a 70-year-old man, whose identity is yet to be ascertained, was going on his way and suddenly fell on the ground near Sadar roundabout.

Some locals rushed him to a hospital where he died. Police said they made announcements in the area in order to invite people to identify the body, but no one recognised him. The body was sent to the morgue for an autopsy.

Meanwhile, in an operation against suspected terrorists, Raiwind police arrested four people during checking at a police picket.

According to the duty officer at the police station, they arrested four suspects, as they could not prove their identity. Sources in the police department said that these suspects were handed over to the personnel of sensitive agencies, who shifted them to an undisclosed location for interrogation.


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