LAHORE - A widow and mother of two babies committed suicide by swallowing poisonous pills after she could not pay house rent due to poor financial constraints in Shahdara area on Saturday. Zarina Bibi, 32, used to work in various houses to earn her livelihood. The police said the victim womans husband had died a couple of years back. Since then she was working as housemaid for the survival of her two minor children. No one could imagine agonies of a mother who left her children at the mercy of the other people and ended her life as she had miserably failed to bring food for her children, a police investigator commented. He said Zarina was living in a rented house and could not arrange money to pay house rent, which was the main cause behind her tragic incident. The police investigator said she had left her house early on Saturday and returned home in sheer disappointment. Her children started crying for food but she had nothing to feed them. Meanwhile, owner of the house also demanded house rent. Zarina locked herself in a room of her house and swallowed poisonous pills. Her neighbours rushed to the house on hearing hue and cry of the children and found Zarina unconscious. They immediately shifted her to a nearby hospital but to no avail as she had died on the way. Police reached the spot and handed over her body to the minor children after investigations. Patwari arrested on kidnapping charges Civil Lines Investigation Police have arrested a local patwari on the charges of kidnapping a citizen. Police arrested patwari Maulvi Zulfiqar on the complaint of Sabir Abbas Bhatti who lodged an FIR against him stating that his brother Farman Bhatti visited a local newspaper office situated at Shahra-e-Fatima Jinnah on July 19 and remained in contact with his family through cell phone. He, however, did not return back. The family members tried to contact Farman on mobile number but to no avail. Since then, he and other family members had been in search of him everywhere without any success, Sabir said. He accused Zulfiqar for kidnapping, as his brother had a dispute with him over some property issues. Menawhile, the victim family has alleged that Zulfiqar is enjoying protocol at the Civil Lines Police Station. When contacted, Investigation Officer, Sub-Inspector Khalid Javed said the accused, Zulfiqar Patwari, was being interrogated and they had got a three-day physical remand from a local court. He denied the allegations that the accused was enjoying protocol saying that the investigations was underway purely on the basis of merit. Police officers pay surprise visits On the directive of Inspector General of Police Punjab Tariq Saleem Dogar, senior officers of the Central Police Office (CPO) paid surprise visits to Ramzan Bazaars in various localities of the City on Saturday. According to a handout, the police officers visited Ramzan Bazaars in Islampura, Shadman, Barkat Market, Model Town, Township, Green Town and Shalimar area to ensure that atta, sugar and other edibles are being sold at subsidised prices as fixed by the government. They also checked the arrangements made by the respective local police in light of the directives of Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif to facilitate the citizens through provision of peaceful atmosphere in the bazaars, assisting the old persons and deployment of lady police for ensuring security and respect of the women in these bazaars. They also issued necessary instructions to some circle police officers and SHOs for further improvement of arrangements in the Ramzan Bazaars in their respective areas.