Patient ‘kidnapped’ from mental hospital

* Edibles worth millions of rupees burnt in fire at a godown

LAHORE: More than twenty people kidnapped a patient from a mental hospital in the limits of Shadman police on Sunday.
According to reports, around twenty to twenty-five persons came to the mental hospital on Sunday afternoon, where they manhandled two security guards and took away a patient from a ward. Hospital sources said that some people had visited the hospital some time back and tried to take away the same patient, but the hospital administration did not allow them to do so. On being informed, police reached the hospital and started investigating. 
A police officer said that initially property issues were though to be the reason behind the incident. However, police are trying to contact the patient’s family. The officer said that strict action would be taken against the accused persons according to law. Police had not registered a case till the filing of this report. In another incident, Chung police arrested a woman and her children for killing her husband over a property issue in Chung police Station area almost six days back. 
The accused identified as Fazeelat Bibi, second wife of the victim Mohammad Javed of Ali Razabad Chung, reported to the police that her husband had been kidnapped some unknown persons. Chung police registered a case on her complaint and during the course of investigation found that Fazeelat and her children were involved in the murder. Police arrested Fazeelat and her children including Fiaz and Ahmad who confessed that they had murdered him and buried his body in a heap of garbage behind their house. Police investigator said that the accused Fazeelat Bibi told the police that she had nursed grudge against her husband, as he was not willing to distribute his property. Police recovered the body and shifted to morgue for autopsy.
Meanwhile, the victim’s family members belonging to his first wife staged a protest demonstration against the poor investigation of police. The protesters said that they had already pointed out to the police that Fazeelat and her children were involved in the murder but police paid no heed to their claim. The protesters blocked the main Multan Road for several hours and demanding that strict action would be taken against accused as well as those police officials who did not perform their duty properly.  
Also, three persons, including two children, were shot and wounded by a man near Pir Makki Darbar in the limits of Data Darbar police. The injured persons were identified as Suhail, his 12-year-old son Asad and a passerby boy received bullet wounds. Assad’s condition who was admitted to a local hospital, was said to be critical. Police said that the injured man Suhail’s brother Zaheer had an exchange of hot words with his wife Mafia over a domestic issue. On which Mafia called her brother-in-law Javed, her brother and other relatives who rushed to the house of Zaheer and Javed opened firing, as a result Zaheer’s brother Suhail, his twelve-year-old nephew Asad and a passerby named Mohsin received bullet wounds. The accused escaped from the scene. No case was registered till the filing of this report.
Also, a 60-year-old man was killed by a speeding car in the limits of Quaid-e-Azam Industrial Estate police station area. The man, yet to be identified, was crossing a road when a rashly driven car ran over him, resulting into his instant death. Body was shifted to morgue for autopsy. Separately, an official of ASF was shot and wounded by two unidentified bike riders near Old Airport. The injured ASF’s official was rushed to a nearby hospital where his condition was said to be out of danger. Police said that the two bike riders had opened firing when the ASF’s officials signaled them to stop for checking purpose.
Also, edibles worth millions of rupees were reduced to ashes when fire broke out in a godown of utility stores in Mustafa Town police limits. Cause of fire was said to be short circuit. Ghee and others products stored in the godown were gutted into ashes, rescuers said and added that the fire erupted the place due to short circuit. Upon being informed, the firefighters along with twenty fire trucks rushed to the scene and extinguished fire after hectic efforts. Similarly, three residential flats were damaged when fire broke out in a Khan Plaza situated at Ferduas Market, due to short circuit. Students from various districts were housed in the rented flats. Upon being called, the firefighters reached the spot and put out the fire after hectic efforts. No casualty was reported in the incidents.

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