KOHAT: The Lachi police on Tuesday solved a blind murder case by arresting the wife, son, daughter and a brother-in-law of the victim and recovering a hatchet used in the crime.
DSP Lachi Nazir Hussain told mediapersons that on June 19 a woman had filed a report about the missing of her husband, Riaz Ali.
He said a team constituted by the district police of ficer recovered the body stuffed in a gunny bag from a well. He said the body had serious wounds caused by multiple strikes of a hatchet.
He said as the family gave conflicting statements, the police arrested wife of the deceased, who admitted that she along with her children and a brother had killed her husband over some domestic dispute.
FIRE: A sudden increase in voltage caused a huge fire at houses in the Paracha town located adjacent to the Rawalpindi Road grid station on Monday night, damaging wiring, UPS systems, stabilisers, f ans and bulbs.
The Rescue 1122 teams had to be called to put out the blaze with much dif ficulty.
FOOTBALL ACADEMY: A football academy was launched at the divisional sports complex on Tuesday.
Regional sports of ficer Sikandar Shah launched the academy during a function.
On the occasion, Mr Shah said the academy`s purpose was to bring out hidden talent and promote it to provincial and national levels.
INJURED: Ten persons were injured when a mud restaurant collapsed near the Lachi toll plaza the other day.
A Rescue 1122 official said rescuers pulled out10 persons alive from under the rubble of the restaurant, and shifted them to a local hospital.
Meanwhile, an Afghan boy died and his father and five others sustained injuries when a motorcycle and a pick-up van collided on the Peshawar Bypass near the Bona Baba Springs on Monday.
The victim was identified as Haroon, 11.
BOYCOTT: The divisional government contractors` association has announced to boycott new tenders and halt work on ongoing projects f rom July 1 over non-revision of rates and lack of funds.
The association`s members made the announcement while speaking at a meeting the other day. Correspondent