BAHAWALPUR: Police have booked on murder charge the railways police constable, Mir Hassan, involved in manhandling of a young woman passenger travelling by Millat Express on April 7, who was later found dead.

As per sources, section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code has been added to the FIR earlier registered against Mir Hassan for torture and maltreatment of Maryam Bibi, a resident of Jaranwal.

The previous case was registered against the suspect after a video clip showing him beating the young woman in a compartment of the train surfaced on social media.

DPO Asad Sarfraz’s spokesperson says that Bahawalpur district police are also investigating the case.

SHOT DEAD: A class-IX student was allegedly shot dead by his two friends, who were influenced by video game PUBG, at 221-EB village in the limits of Gaggo police in Vehari district.

According to district police spokesperson, the body of a youngster, later identified as Saqib (18), was found on the banks of a canal near 221-EB village, with a bullet mark.

He said a police teamheaded by Vehari SP investigation Farooq Ahmed Kamiyana, using geo fencing, traced the identity of the deceased, along with his two class fellows, Luqman and Abdul Rehman.

When the police interrogated the two class fellows of the murdered youngster, they confessed to have killed their friend allegedly after being influenced by the video game.

Published in Dawn, April 17th, 2024

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