JHANG - Three people were killed and four other sustained critical wounds in different incidents occurred here in different parts of Jhang over the past 24 hours. According to detail, one Muhammad Saeed and his first cousin Muhammad Akram, resident of Mauza Punj Grain situated in the remit of Qadirpur Police were crossing Chenab River along with their cattle heads to reach back home. Meanwhile, Muhammad Saeed drowned while his cousin Muhammad Akram rescued by a team of Rescue 1122 who reached the spot immediately. In second incident, one 25-year-old Aftab Ahmad committed suicide by swallowing poisonous pills over a petty family dispute. He was a resident of Basti Wah wali in the jurisdiction of Satellite Town Police. The police have registered a case. In another incident, a cyclist Muhammad Bakhsh of Sarwar Colony Toba Tek Singh Road was hit by a speeding car, killing him on the spot. The Satellite Town Police have registered a case against one Naveed Ahmad. Meanwhile, over a dispute on a residential plot in Mouza Bhango, some 27-km away from here on Jhang-Shorkot Road, five people including Jaffar, Nasir, Bilal, Ghazala and Furkhanda tortured severely Uzma and Riffat Parveen, daughter of Muhammad Rafique. Robbers on the loose: The protectors of public life, honour and property have been in deep slumber and criminals have been ruling the roost, depriving the poor masses eventually of their hard-earned valuables and even their lives in some case. The gravity of the situation could be gauged from the fact that over the past 24 hours, in four strikes unknown thieves and dacoits deprived the residents of cash, gold ornaments and other valuables worth Rs2m. In first incident, three burglars broke into the house of one Sh Abdul Ghaffar, a resident of Posh Civil Lines area and decamped with cash and gold ornaments worth Rs0.6 million. In another incident, some unidentified thieves during loadshedding broke open the locks of shop and office of a trader of 18 Hazari and took away cash and other valuables worth Rs0.5 million. The Athara Hazari Police have registered a case. Meanwhile, some veiled dacoits armed with firearms succeeded in looting cash and other valuables worth Rs0.7 million from the house of one Muhammad Yaqoob, a resident of Chak 134. In another hit, three armed dacoits entered the Food Departments Wheat store in Chak 214, tied all the three guards and loaded 270 bags of wheat on a truck and fled away. On the application of Food Inspector Riaz Hussain the police have registered a case.