HARIPUR: A woman councillor was stabbed to death and her two sons were injured when their neighbour attacked them with a knife here late on Saturday night, police said here on Sunday.

City police quoted the injured complainant Fahad Ali, son of Ashfaq of Mohallah Afzalabad, as saying that one of their neighbours Hamza, son of Zahoor Elahi, was a peddler and addict and because of this his wife left him a few days ago. Mr Ali said Hamza wanted their mother to intervene and bring his estranged wife back.

The complainant said Hamza came to their home on Saturday night with the same request that their mother declined, on which he attacked his (Ali’s) mother with a knife injuring her critically. When the complainant and his brother Khurram tried to overpower the accused, he also left them injured.

The injured mother and her sons were taken to the trauma centre where doctors pronounced Rabia Bibi, 35, a lady councillor of neighbourhood council No 9, Haripur, as brought dead, while the injured complainant and his brother were admitted. Later, some of the victims’ relatives set the house of the accused ablaze, but rescue workers soon extinguished the fire.

Meanwhile a young construction worker was electrocuted while working on the roof of a mosque in Panian village.

Quotingarea people, the police said that some labourers were busy working on the roof of an under-construction building of a mosque in Panian when hand of one of them accidentally touched the electricity line and he suffered a severe shock.

The labourer, later identified as Shabir Ahmed, 30, was taken to the trauma centre where the doctors pronounced him dead.

Published in Dawn, August 1st, 2022

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