A judicial magistrate remanded on Thursday the self-confessed murderer of three children into police custody for five days.
Ghulam Hasnain, 18, was presented before District West judicial magistrate, Abdul Basit Kalhoro, by the Mominabad police who sought of his remand in the grisly murder case. The incident was reported on Tuesday evening after the two siblings, Nimra, 12, Rimsha, 10, and their five-year-old cousin, Ali Nasir, were found dead in their house in Orangi Town.
According to the police, Hasnain was an employee at the victims' father's eatery located on the ground floor of the same house and he killed the children as he was caught stealing Rs500,000 by one of the girls.
In his statement to the police, the suspect confessed to the crime, saying that he strangled them to death in a fit of rage over the girls' elder sister Aqsa's 'bad behavior' towards him.
The magistrate, while sending the suspect in police custody on physical remand, directed the investigating officer to present the charge sheet of the case at the next hearing.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 22nd, 2016.
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