SARGODHA: A man killed his wife and twin step daughters in Sargodha, Express News reported.
Mehreen Bibi had married Shaukat, a resident of Liaqat Colony, approximately two months ago. Mehreen also had two twin daughters from a previous marriage who were living with the couple.
Residents claimed that the daughters were a source of conflict between the couple. Allegedly, two days ago Shaukat used an axe to murder his wife and his step daughters. After murdering them, he locked the door of the house from the outside and fled.
It was only when the stench from the rotting corpses began wafting into the neighbourhood that residents contacted the police. Officials broke down the front door and sent the bodies of the victims for a post mortem. Cantt police station SHO Inspector Tariq said that they are on the hunt for the accused.
Upon receiving information of the incident, Punjab Inspector General Muhammad Tahir directed that a report of the incident be submitted.
Earlier in May, a man committed suicide after killing his three children in Shekhupura. The accused Sarfaraz murdered his three children, 11-year-old Mohammed Hussain, eight-year-old Zainab and four-year-old Laiba with a sharp edged tool before ending his own life.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 23rd, 2018.