SAHIWAL: The Rescue 1122 recovered the body of a 10-year-old boy who had drowned in 9-L Canal on Sunday.

Sajjad Diyal, station in-charge of Rescue 1122, identified the boy as Abdul Rehman, son of Muhammad Akram, a resident of Mohallah Noor Park.

He told Dawn the body had been handed over to the family of the deceased.

Rehman went with his friends to have a bath in the canal that was having seven to eight feet deep water.

Reports said Rehman’s friends had tied a rope with a tree and they were taking dips in the canal by holding the rope or tying it with their body.

When it was Rehman’s turn, the rope accidently snapped and he drowned in the canal. Around seven divers of Rescue 1122 started a search operation to find his body.

On Monday, Rehman’s father Ikram along with local residents staged a protest at Pakpattan Chowk and demanded closure of the canal.

Ghala Mandi police were called along with District Emergency Officer Dr Khalid, who negotiated with the protesters and told them the search operation was going on and there was no use of the canal closure.

It is said the boy’s family and other residents remained at the canal till his body was recovered. Police and the locals also helped the divers in searching for the body of the boy.

KILLED: Two robbers killed a milkman for showing resistance during a robbery near Chak 205/EB, tehsil Arifwala.

The deceased was identified as Amjad Baloch, a resident of Chak 83/EB.

It is said Amjad was coming back from Lahore in his milk van. Two robbers on a motorcycle intercepted his vehicle near Chak 205/EB and demanded money from him.

Amjad denied having any money on him. A scuffle broke out between him and the robbers who him dead and escaped.

Later Amjad’s body was shifted to the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital Arifwala.

The deceased’s family held a protest at Lorry Adda Chowk and kept it blocked for three hours.

CHEATING: Sahiwal Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) Chairman Hafiz Shafiq Ahmed and Controller Naveed Azmat found an unfair means case while monitoring the annual matric examination at the Govt Model High School, Chak 29/SP, tehsil Pakpattan.

The controller informed Dawn that Ali Shan, a resident of Chak 73/D, was sitting the exam in place of Ali Hyder. Interestingly, Ali Hyder was also solving his own papers in the same examination centre. Both the candidates were handed over to police.

Published in Dawn, May 18th, 2022

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