Yazman police on Tuesday arrested a man, Mohammad Ashraf, who killed his two wives and a six-month old son and injured a three-year old daughter in Chak 49 DB of Yazman.
Speaking to The Express Tribune, Ramazan Ahmed, the father of Mohammad Ashraf’s first wife Khadija, said, “My daughter married her cousin Ashraf five years ago. She gave birth to two children; Dua, 3, and Husnain, 6 months old.
“Around a year ago, when Ashraf was working in Faisalabad, he met and married Imrana. He did not tell his first wife about the marriage but told me about it later.”
“Last week, he asked Imrana to start living in the same house as his first wife. Once she moved in, there were arguments between the two wives.”
“Khadija told Ashraf in my presence to divorce Imrana. The rest of the family supported her but Ashraf did not agree.”
“On Tuesday morning Ashraf shot both his wives, Husnain and Dua.”
While the others died on the spot, Dua was taken to the Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur, where doctors treating her said her condition was critical.
Yazman SHO Amir Ghauri told The Express Tribune that police had arrested Ashraf from a bus to Faisalabad. He said they had also recovered the gun.
He said Ashraf had confessed to the killings.
“On Tuesday, they started fighting over who would cook the breakfast. I shot them both dead,” he reported Ashraf as having said.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 18th, 2012.
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