Suspect allegedly used pestle to kill father

Police conducting raids to arrest ‘drug addict’ son


Our Correspondent October 25, 2021
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KARACHI:

Police have registered the First Information Report (FIR) against a man who allegedly killed his father and left his mother critically injured. Dawood Suleiman, said to be a drug addict, allegedly used a metal pestle to crush his father’s skull during a heated argument at their apartment near the Baitul Mukarram Mosque in the Gulshan-e-Iqbal area. Sameer, brother of Dawood, lodged a complaint with Aziz Bhatti police stating that his brother has killed their father, Haji Suleiman, and injured the mother.

He stated that all family members were asleep on Friday morning when his nephew Yasin came and told them that his father, Dawood, had killed grandfather and escaped. Sameer said they rushed to their parents’ appartment and found them critically injured. Sameer claimed that he saw his father on the floor with blood oozing from his skull and a pestle and a large spatula lying near the body. They immediately shifted the injured to a private hospital, where doctors pronounced Suleiman dead.

Sameer further stated that Dawood was a drug addict and very often he used to quarrel with his parents and other family members. Aziz Bhatti Police Station SHO Inspector Adeel Afzal told The Express Tribune that said that the physical observation of the body of 70-year-old Haji Suleman suggested that he was hit on the head by a heavy metallic object. According to the preliminary investigation, he said, Dawood is mentally ill due to substance abuse. He had a quarrel with his father over something which turned into bitter words. In a fit of rage, he beat his father and then hit him on the head with an iron object, killing him. The elderly man died on the spot.

The accused also attacked his mother. The SHO said that the family had got Dawood married, thinking he would mend his ways. After three children and daily torture his wife left him about a year and a half ago.

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