HYDERABAD: Z, a 17-year-old college student, fell in love and vowed not to let anything come in between him and his beloved, K, even if it was his family.
At 3am on Monday morning he picked up a TT pistol and shot his father, mother and two sisters. They died on the spot but when he turned to pull the trigger on his youngest sister she begged for mercy and he let her live, said the Market police.
“When Z reported the case, he said that his uncles killed four members of his family and were trying to rob their house,” said SHO Wahid Bux Laghari. “We arrested his uncles and searched the house to confirm if a robbery had taken place but found none.” The SHO added that circumstantial evidence suggested that Z was falsely implicating his relatives.
However, the situation grew complicated for Z, as the only surviving member of his immediate family told the police what he had done. His sister had promised to remain silent but once she saw her uncle being handcuffed, she broke down.
When Z learnt that the police knew what he had done, he surrendered. The police said that they found empty bullet shells and the murder weapon at the scene of the crime. The evidence was sent to a forensics laboratory for an examination.
Z’s 40-year-old father used to work as a lineman for the Hyderabad Electric Supply Company, while his mother was a headmistress at a government school. His sisters were all under 15.
According to his relatives, Z was involved with a girl in the neighbourhood. “The boy is a brat,” said a relative while talking to The Express Tribune. “He would fight and argue with his parents over petty issues and used to fire in the air to threaten and blackmail them.” The relative added that Z’s parents wanted him to focus on his education and did not like the girl or her family.
The DSP of the Market police, Aijaz Bhatti, said that Z’s uncles had been released and an FIR would be registered after the family was buried.
Names have been changed to protect the identity of the individuals
Published in The Express Tribune, September 18th, 2012.