Three persons died and several injured during Eid holidays
CHITRAL: Three persons died in different incidents of
stabbing knife, consumption of poisoned food and traffic accident
during the Eidul Azíha holidays in different parts of Chitral.
Chitral police told Dawn here on Monday that the one Zakaria was
stabbed to death by his cousin Hassan Ahmed in Mughlandeh village
of Chitral on Eid day.
The reason behind the incident is said to be a domestic feud while
the accused has been arrested and case registered against him under
sections 302 and 506 of PPC.
In Rech of Torkhow in upper Chitral, eight members of the family of
Zabardast Khan fainted and hospitalized after consuming boiled meat
as a result of which Sajid Ali Khan (11 years) died in Rural Health
The hospital source said that three of his brothers Akbar Ali Khan
(16), Naveed Ali Khan (7) and Saif Ali Khan (5) were still admitted
in the hospital where they were convalescing while the rest of the
family members were discharged after recovery.
The local police is conducting inquiry under section 56 of criminal
procedure code to ascertain the real reason.
A boy of 6 years died in Parabek village near Garam Chashma town
here on Monday when a jeep carrying them to Gobor area plunged into
ravine as a result of which all the eight persons on board
sustained serious injuries.
The local police identified the deceased as Mubarak Jan of Xitoor
village of Garam Chashama while the family was going to meet their
relatives in Gobor.
Sources in DHQ hospital said that three of the seven persons were
in critical condition who may be referred to Peshawar hospital if
they did not succumb to the head injuries during the coming four
Meanwhile, on the public complaint, the district police officer
Syed Ali Akbar Shah ordered special crack down on the under-age
motor cyclists on the occasion of Eid who jeopardized the lives of
others by their reckless and rash driving.
A doctor posted in emergency ward of the hospital for the last
three years told Dawn that the number of motor cycle accident
related injured persons was registered very low in this Eid.
An official of Chitral police said that traffic personnel had been
assigned special duties to check the reckless driving of motor
cycles on the occasion of Eid as was in vogue in the past.
He said that more than two hundred persons were rounded up for
under age driving and reckless driving and were freed on the
assurance of their parents.