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Minor girl dies in Indian shelling

May 13, 2002

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SIALKOT, May 12: A minor girl was killed on Sunday when Indians stepped up shelling on Sialkot working boundary’s Sucheetgarh sector.

Official sources said Zulfiqar Ali’s five-year-old daughter Zunaira was playing in the courtyard of her house in Umaranwala village when some bullets hit her. She died within minutes.

Meanwhile, standing wheat crop spreading over 100 acres was reduced to ashes in the shelling.

The Indian security forces continued shelling Chhumb, Joriyaan (Gujrat), Bajwat, Charwa, Sucheetgarh, Chaprar, Jammu, Akhnoor, Saamba, Zafarwal and Shakargarh-Narowal sectors, badly disrupting sowing and harvesting of the seasonal crops.

DIED: A woman was among five people who died of heatstroke in different parts of the district on Sunday.

Reports said temperature shot up to 44 degree Celsius in Sialkot.

Those died were labourer Bashir in Jahangira village, Sadiq, 80, in Daska, Aslam Ahmad, 47, in Tulsipur village, Allah Rakha, 52, in Qila Kalarwala, and Bashiran, 63, in Sialkot city.

ARRESTED: The Daska police on Sunday claimed to have arrested banned Jaish-i-Muhammad leader Maulana Muhammad Awais Khan in Daska Kalan.