LAHORE, July 4: An addict allegedly killed his two nieces and injured another over a domestic row in Daroghawala on Wednesday.
Baghbanpura police said Waseem Ahmad, a tea vendor, had been living in the upper portion of a two-and-a-half marla house along with his wife Kausar and three daughters.
Kausar and her brother Nasir, who lived in the lower portion, jointly owned the house.
Ahmad and Kausar would often tell Nasir not to call his friends to home because of their bad habits. They had some quarrels over this issue and the last one took place on Tuesday.
On Wednesday, Ahmad was at his workplace and his wife was away for some work when Nasir entered the house and attacked his nieces Kanwal (4), Kiran (6) and Kainat (12) with a sharp-edged weapon. Kanwal and Kiran died at the scene and Kainat was injured. Kainat raised an alarm and alerted the neighbours who captured fleeing Nasir and handed him over to the police.
Kanwal and Kiran’s bodies were shifted to hospital for autopsy.
LOOTED: Bandits looted cash and valuables worth Rs4.2 million in three major robberies in the city on Wednesday.
Four robbers barged in the house of Tariq in Shalimar police station limits, collected cash, ornaments, cell phones and other valuables and fled.
Some robbers stormed into the house of Rana Fareed in North Cantonment police station jurisdiction and looted cash, foreign currency and valuables worth Rs1 million.
Two armed men intercepted the family of Ali within the remit of Iqbal Town police station and snatched cash and valuables worth Rs1 million from them.
FIRE: Valuables worth millions were reduced to ashes in fire incidents in the city on Wednesday.
A fire broke out in the shop of Abdul Sattar at F-2 Jaffarabad, Wapda Town, burning down goods worth Rs2 million.
A plastic factory caught fire at Timber Market on Ravi Road, burning down plastic material and machinery worth millions.
Fire-fighters of Rescue 1122 and City Fire-Brigade extinguished it.
A chemicals unit situated at Rohi Drain near Main Ferozepur Road caught fire. The factory staff controlled the fire.
Another blaze erupted in the cable network office of Arif Ali in Tazab Ahata, gutting valuables.