Sahiwal man strangles sister to death

One Muhammad Nawaz on Thursday, April 15, strangled dead his sister Sameer in 77/5-L village after she refused to return to her husband, Gohar Ali, with whom she had quarreled. According to reports, Gohar married Sameer some five months ago while his younger sister was married to Sameer’s younger brother, Nawaz.

A week prior to the murder, Sameer went to Nawaz’s house following a disagreement with her husband, and in retaliation Nawaz sent his wife back to Gohar’s home. Gohar visited Nawaz to convince them to let his wife go back with him to which Nawaz agreed. However, Sameer refused to return with Gohar, upon which her brother strangled and killed her in a fit of rage.

A murder case has been registered against Nawaz who is currently on the run.

Baby girl found in trash bin in Lahore

A passerby discovered a baby girl in a trash bin at a gate of the Government Central Model School, Samanabad on Friday, April 16. Locals alerted Rescue 1122 who shifted the unconscious infant to Jinnah Hospital, where her condition is now said to be stable.

Illegally detained Karachi man recovered

Judicial magistrate Sajid Ali on orders of District and Sessions Court (West) Judge Abdul Haleem Memon recovered a man being illegally held at the Shahid Hayat Police Training Center in Saeedabad on Friday.

Talat Nazir’s mother petitioned the court that personnel of the Counter Terrorism Department robbed her son outside their home on April 11 and took him to the Civil Lines police station when he offered resistance. She claimed that the Station House Officer (SHO) of the Civil Lines police station demanded a bribe of Rs. 50,000 for Talat’s release, and then tortured him when his family did not bring the money.

Talat was then handed over to the SHO of the CTD police station who threatened them with nominating him in fake cases and shooting him dead in a staged encounter. The SHO CTD police station later took the detainee to the Shahid Hayat Police Training Center where he was kept in an underground cell. Talat’s mother alleged that the principle of the training center tasked officers with killing the man in a fake encounter if his family failed to pay the bribe.

The judicial magistrate was able to recover the detainee in a surprise raid at the Shahid Hayat Police Training Center (although police officials managed to flee) and produced him before the court. The District and Sessions Judge ordered a physical examination of the victim, and issued summons to the principle of the police training center and the SHO CTD police station for a hearing today, April 17.