In a gruesome triple murder, a man opened fire and killed his stepdaughter, mother-in-law and father-in-law in the Dhalyal area of Rawalpindi within the limits of Chauntra police station over a domestic dispute.
The accused along with his two accomplices escaped, while police started conducting raids for their arrest.
Police said that 48-year-old Nusrat Begum had contracted her third marriage with Jhelum-based Saqlain Arshad. The couple was on a visit to the village of Dhalyal at a relative's home when Nusrat's son-in-law Shehzad alias Shada showed up to drop off his stepdaughter Iqra.
During a domestic discussion, they exchanged hot words and Shehzad and his two unidentified accomplices opened fire. As a result, Iqra, Nusrat and Arshad sustained fatal bullet wounds and succumbed to their injuries, said a police spokesperson.
Police shifted the bodies to the hospital after collecting forensic evidence from the crime scene. Police teams have been formed to apprehend the accused, the police spokesperson said.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 15th, 2022.
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