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LAHORE, June 2: A patient reportedly died on way to hospital as the car carrying him was allegedly stopped for a considerable time by a warden following a traffic signal violation on The Mall. The incident provoked a protest by relatives of the deceased who were joined by Old Anarkali traders.
The protesters, who kept The Mall blocked for sometime, alleged the warden did not allow the car carrying the patient to proceed to hospital without issuing a fine ticket despite being informed his condition was serious. They said because of the warden’s intransigence the patient could not be shifted to hospital in time and he died.
Falak Sher, 42, of Phalia tehsil of Mandi Bahauddin district, was reportedly declared dead when brought to Mayo Hospital.
According to initial police investigation, the three people shifting Falak Sher to Mayo Hospital by a car were stopped by a warden at the City Heritage Museum (old Tollinton Market) traffic signal after they violated the one-way rule.
A police official claimed the patient had muscular pain in his back. However, it was not yet clear if he died on road, he added.
He said the warden had been taken into custody and the brothers of Falak Sher were demanding a strict departmental action against him.
Chief Traffic Officer Captain Syed Ahmad Mobeen (retired) told Dawn warden Asif had been suspended from service and that a legal action would be taken against him at a later stage.
He said it was yet to be established that at what time the patient expired.
INJURED: Two people were injured in a firing incident on Hall Road on Thursday.
Rescue 1122 shifted injured Abu Bakar, 30, and Nafees Raza, 25, to Mayo Hospital.
Civil Lines police claimed the youths were injured when the gun of a shop watchman went off accidentally while he was cleaning it.

 



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