Man kills self, five family members in Gujrat

Police say the motive behind the murders will be revealed once their investigation concludes.


News Desk March 31, 2018
Mubashir shot rounds of bullets at them and then committed suicide by shooting himself PHOTO: FILE

A man in Gujrat’s Bhadar area shot dead five family members before turning the gun on himself in an apparent case of murder-suicide, reported Express News on Saturday.

The man, 45-year-old Mubashir, shot and killed his seven-year-old daughter Manahil Emaan, six-year-old Fatima, three-year-old Zain, six-year-old Hashir and his sister-in-law Muqaddas.

Local police started investigating the murders after being informed about the incident by family members. The bodies were shifted to the local hospital for post-mortem.

Neighbours claimed that Mubashir’s brother, Muddaser, moved to Dubai for employment purposes, leaving being Mubashir as the caretaker for his wife and children.

The accused was reportedly divorced twice and wanted to marry for the third time. Police said the motive behind the murders will be revealed once their investigation concludes.

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