GUJRAT: A 65-year-old cattle farmer and his eight buffaloes were run over and killed by a train near the Kathala railway station on Tuesday.

Rescue 1122 officials said Noor Hussain, a resident of Kathala, was taking care of his cattle who were grazing near the railway track. Suddenly a train arrived there and the farmer tried to save his cattle from the train but he and his cattle were run over.

Police and rescue officials reached the spot and cleared the track after removing the dead body of the farmer and the cattle after which the rail traffic was restored.

ROBBERIES: Robbers took away 13 goats of a farmer at Adowal area on Tuesday.

Reports said armed men came to Ijaz Ahmed’s cattle farm where his son was present. They roped the man and loaded 13 goats on a vehicle and fled.

Police have registered a case against unidentified suspects on the report of Ahmed and started investigation.

In another incident, thieves stole gold ornaments, cash and a wrist watch – all worth around Rs1.8 million – from Tayyab Qamar’s house at Nai Abadi area.

In Kharian city (GT Road), thieves drove away with a loader vehicle worth Rs1.3 million.

Published in Dawn, August 3rd, 2022

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