LAHORE - A young woman was brutally stabbed by a man outside a leading hotel on Davis Road yesterday.

The victim identified as Khadija Bibi, 22, was rushed to a hospital where her condition was stated to be critical till late yesterday night.

An eyewitness told the police that the woman was about to enter her car parked outside Ambassador Hotel when a man approached her.

The attacker, unidentified yet, took out a sharp-edge weapon, stabbed her in the neck and fled on foot. The woman fell on the road and lost consciousness.

A police officer said the lady was lying in a pool of blood as they reached the spot. The victim was shifted to the Mayo hospital in critical condition.

Police have registered an attempted murder case against unidentified man and are investigating with no arrest made yet.

SHOT DEAD: Unidentified motorcyclists shot and killed a 30-year-old man on Bund Road. The body was moved to the Mayo hospital’s morgue for autopsy.

Sanda Police identified the victim as Tariq, and registered a murder case against unidentified gunmen. Further investigation is in process.

According to a police investigator, Tariq was standing near a bus stop on the Bund Road when unidentified motorcyclists appeared there. They shot dead the man and fled on their two-wheeler.

CRUSHED: A 30-year-old man was crushed to death under a train in Mughalpura police precincts. The body was moved to the morgue. Police are yet to ascertain the identity of the deceased.

It was not clear whether the man committed suicide by jumping in front of the moving train or he died accidentally.

DIG meets flying squad

Lahore DIG (Operations) Dr Haider Ashraf yesterday said the problems being faced by the officials of the Flying Squads would be fixed on priority basis.

He said these patrolling units are an asset of the police department since they work amid harsh weather conditions to maintain law and order and peace in the metropolis.

Haider Ashraf stated this while presiding over a meeting of the Flying Squads held at the Police Lines Qila Gujjar Singh yesterday. SSP (VVIP Security) Athar Ismail was also present on this occasion besides others.

The officer also announced transfer policy for the Flying Squad officials. As per the policy, each official of the flying squad will be transferred to other police units once he/she will complete one-year tenure. 

The DIG directed the concerned officers to ensure maximum facilities for the officials of the Flying Squads. He said that the department is taking various initiatives for the welfare of the policemen.