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Tuesday July 16, 2024

Mystery resolved as police say stepbrother killed boy

By Our Correspondent
June 20, 2024
This image shows the police tape at the crime scene. — AFP/File
This image shows the police tape at the crime scene. — AFP/File

LAHORE:The case of the mysterious disappearance of a boy from Muzaffar Colony, Nishtar Colony, was resolved after his body was recovered from a drum placed on the roof of the house. According to the police, the victim Haseeb was killed by his stepbrother Ali Asghar, who hid the victim’s body in a drum on the roof of the house. Ali Asghar, the accused, was still at large.

Fire extinguished after 14 hours

A fire that broke out in paper mills in Sundar Industrial Estate, located in the Sundar area, was brought under control after 14 hours. It has been reported that the fire started in the waste paper stored in the open air, covering an area of more than an acre. The blaze quickly spread throughout the warehouse. Upon receiving the report of the fire, rescue teams promptly arrived at the scene. Ten rescue emergency vehicles and over 40 rescuers took part in the firefighting operation and managed to bring fire under control after 14 hours.

Three injured in Multan Road fire

The fire that erupted following explosions at a gas cylinder shop on Multan Road was successfully brought under control. Three individuals sustained injuries and several rickshaws were damaged due to the explosions.

Eyewitnesses reported hearing a series of explosions caused widespread panic in the area. Upon receiving the emergency call, Rescue 1122 and a substantial police contingent swiftly arrived at the accident site and commenced firefighting operations. According to rescue sources, the initial explosion in a gas cylinder triggered a fire that rapidly engulfed the entire shop, leading to subsequent explosions of other cylinders.

59 drug pushers held

Punjab Police conducted 201 raids on drug dealers' hideouts across the province, including Lahore during the last 24 hours. Police registered 56 cases and apprehended 59 drug pushers. A Punjab Police spokesperson reported that since February 26, a total of 31,523 raids have been conducted as part of anti-narcotics efforts throughout the province. 15,368 individuals involved in drug trafficking have been arrested, and 14,729 cases have been registered against them.