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In a tragic incident in the Pakistani city of Lahore, some unidentified persons barged into the house of a lawyer and killed him, his wife and a baby daughter after repeatedly attacking the couple with a knife, local media reported.
After the report of the incident, senior officers reached Advocate Amanat’s home along with a police contingent. Police said the investigators were collecting evidence from the crime scene. They said preliminary reports indicated that the baby girl was strangulated.
They were of the view that the incident appeared to be the consequence of an old enmity. Police informed that they arrested a suspect, Babar, from the house of advocate Amanat’s brother-in-law.
The brother of the slain advocate, Salim, also expressed his apprehension that his sibling and his family were murdered on account of some rivalry. He said he himself had been working as an inspector in the Motorway Police for the last two decades. He demanded immediate arrest of the culprits.
He further revealed that his father was also murdered in 2014. Taking notice of the triple murder, Inspector General of Police (IGP) Punjab Rao Sardar Ali Khan sought a report from the CCPO Lahore.
Judge Aftab Afridi was travelling to Islamabad from Peshawar when his car came under fire at the Swabi Interchange on Motorway. Afridi, his wife, daughter-in-law and three-year-old grandson died while the driver was seriously injured.
Six others accused of involvement have been acquitted, the lawyer said. They included two of Baloch's other brothers, her cousin, a neighbour, a driver, and a Muslim cleric.
The father-son duo had an argument over the latter's drinking problem on either Monday or Tuesday and in a fit of rage, he hit his son with a pestle on his head for at least seven to eight times and killed him."
According to sources, many labourers were working on the bridge when one of its portions collapsed, and several of them are feared dead. However, the district administration of Bhagalpur, or Bihar government, has not provided any figures on casualties yet.
An average of 30 people a day were killed by firearms in S.Africa in the first three months of this year, according to official crime statistics. During the same three months, police recorded more than 4,000 cases of illegal possession of guns.
Sheikh Sultan praised the efforts of the multi-sectoral Unesco Regional Office and their continuous initiatives to support children in the Arab world, stressing that Sharjah always seeks to enhance cooperation in this field.