LAHORE: A woman was killed while her minor daughter was injured after a transformer fell on them here at Ichhra Bazaar on Tuesday.

Reports said Saba Ali was passing between the space of two poles when a transformer installed on them fell on her, killing her on the spot. Her three-year-old daughter also received injuries.

KILLED: A man was allegedly shot dead and another injured during a house robbery in Raiwind area here on Tuesday.

The police said two gunmen barged into the residence of Tahir Afzal, held the family at gunpoint, and collected cash, gold ornaments and other valuables from the house. As they were about to leave, an employee of the house, Pervez Akthar, tried to overpower one of them.

The other robber fired a shot in the head and injured him critically. The suspects also attacked the driver of Tahir with a dagger and injured him when he stepped up to help Pervez.

The intruders later fled the scene, the police said, adding that he was shifted to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds. The condition of other employee of the house was said to be stable.

The police registered a case against the criminals on the complaint of landlord Tahir with no arrest so far.

Published in Dawn, December 1st, 2021

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