Four women abducted in Wah in single day

At least four women were abducted in three separate incidents in Taxila’s Wah area on Wednesday. Among the kidnapping victims is a married woman, while the rest are unmarried teenagers. Police have yet to trace the missing women and no suspects have been arrested so far.

Karachi man murders wife, “cooks” body

A man murdered his wife dead and attempted to cook the body in their residence at a private school in Gulshan-e-Iqbal on Wednesday.

Police reached the scene of the crime after receiving a call from the couple’s 16-year-old daughter at 3 am. According to the first-information report (FIR), suspect Ashiq, who hails from Lahore, was employed as a security guard at a private school. He and his wife Nargis and six children were residing in the institution’s servant quarters.

The school was reportedly closed for the past eight or so months.

On Wednesday, the suspect suffocated his wife with a pillow and boiled the body in a large cookpot, reportedly in front of his children. Ashiq managed to escape with three children prior to the arrival of Mobina Town police.

Police recovered the body and shifted it to the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Center (JPMC) for a postmortem. According to the police surgeon, the deceased’s left leg and arm had been cleanly separated with a sharp object.

Police are conducted raids to apprehend the suspect, while three of his children are in police custody.

Three in custody over minor domestic worker’s murder

A panel of senior Lahore police officers have included section 328-A (cruelty to a child) of the Pakistan Penal Code (PPC) in the case pertaining to the torture of two minor domestic workers by the employers in Defence Housing Authority (DHA), which led to the death of one of the siblings on Monday.

10-year-old Kamran and his younger brother 6-year-old Rizwan were violently beaten for allegedly stealing food from their employers’ refrigerator. The suspects shifted both boys to a private hospital when their condition deteriorated, during which Kamran succumbed to his injuries.

During the medical examination, the siblings bore wounds and bruises inflicted by sharp-edged objects and iron rods.

According to the Lahore Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations Kamran Adil, stated that the newly-introduced section 328-A of the PPC is a non-bailable offence, and removes any stipulations to the age of the child or the relation between the offender and the victim.

So far, suspects Nasrullah, his son Hassan and a woman identified as Shabana have been arrested while raids are being conducted to apprehend two remaining accused.


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