MANDI BAHAUDDIN/SIALKOT/ MIRPUR/HAFIZABAD

At least nine persons including three women and two minors were killed six others injured in separate incidents of violence, honour killing and road mishaps over the past 24 hours.

According to details, in Muzaffarabad at least four persons were killed and five others injured when a passenger jeep plunged into a ravine in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) here on Saturday.

According to police, a Shounarrh-bound passenger jeep, coming from Kail, skidded off the road and fell into a gorge while negotiating a sharp turn in Neelum Valley.

As a result four people were killed on the spot while five others sustained wounds. The local people on self-help basis pulled out the bodies and injured and shifted them to hospital for medico-legal formalities.

Similarly, in Mandi Bahauddin two persons allegedly murdered a woman by cutting her throat in Mohallah Qutab Town of Wasu village situated in the suburbs of city. The cause of murder is stated to be suspicious character of the woman. On the complaint of Muhammad Aslam, the Civil Lines Police have registered a case against Safdar and his accomplice.

Whereas a four-year-old child died due to snake bite here on Saturday. According to details, Arslan was bit by a snake during playing at his home located in Chilianwala Station area. He was rushed to DHQ Hospital where he breathed his last.

In another incident, a 17-year-old youth namely Kaleem, a resident of suburban Shahidanwali village attempted to commit suicide by swallowing poisonous pills over a domestic quarrel. As a result his condition turned serious. He was evacuated to DHQ Hospital where after treatment doctor declared his condition out of danger.

Meanwhile, the Civil Lines Police have recovered naked dead body of a young woman, appeared to be 28 years old. Locals spotted the body when it was floating in Lower Jhelum Canal near Bugga Pump and informed the police. Identity of the deceased could not be established so far. The police took the body to DHQ Hospital for autopsy.

In SIALKOT, the dead body of missing infant child was found from fields in village Noorpur here on Saturday.

Reportedly, local rickshaw drive Asim Razzaq's minor son Faizan (one and half years old) went missing three days ago. Some unknown accused killed him by torture and threw his dead body packed into a sack in local fields. Locals informed the police after spotting body. The police handed over the body to the family after autopsy. The Saddr Police have registered a case.

In HAFIZABAD, a young girl in village Madhrianwala was throttled to death by her uncle due to her suspicious character on Saturday.  According to police source, accused Muhammad Riaz suspected his niece Sana, daughter of Sarfraz of dubious character. He had advised her time and again to mend her ways but she lent deaf ear to his advice. On Saturday both the accused and deceased exchanged harsh words and the accused in a fit of rage pounced upon her and throttled her to death.  The police have registered a case against the accused.