TOBA TEK SINGH: An elderly woman was burnt alive at Jhang when a fire broke out at her house on Friday night.
According to the Rescue 1122, Sabila Bibi (66), the wife of Muhammad Ali, was asleep alone at her house near Rasheed Chowk in Millat Colony when the fire broke out due to unknown reason.
The firefighters extinguished the fire and found her body completely burnt. Police shifted the body to the Jhang District Headquarters Hospital for autopsy.
In a fire incident in the Samundri area of Faisalabad, a running bus was burnt near Football Stadium after a fire broke out in it reportedly due to electric short circuit. All passengers jumped out of the bus and no one was hurt in the incident. The bus was going to Multan from Faisalabad.
Meanwhile, two cousins fainted as a result of smoke which accumulated in a room of their Ghaziabad locality house in Faisalabad.
They had set wood on fire to keep themselves warm. They were identified as Abdul Rauf (18) and Muhammad Waqas (22). Both of them were admitted to the Allied Hospital.
ENCOUNTER: An alleged robber was shot at and injured in an encounter with police in Faisalabad`s Gulberg Police Station area.
Police said they stopped at a picket three suspects riding two motorcycles but they opened fire on the policemen who retaliated the fire. As a result of the firing, one of the suspects was wounded; however, his accomplices managed to escape.
The injured outlaw, identified as Muhammad Sabir, was shifted to the Allied Hospital. Police claimed that Sabir was wanted by police in dozens of cases of robbery while he had shot a constable of Jhang police in an encounter some days back. The suspect had injured a citizen also over resistance. Correspondent