Man slaughters wife, 3 daughters

Slits his own throat to end his life on financial crisis


Our Correspondent November 30, 2022
PHOTO: FILE

KARACHI:

A sales manager of a private company brutally slaughtered his wife and three daughters in Shamsi Society, Malir Halt, before slitting his own throat.

The ruthless head of the family, Fawad, was rushed to Jinnah Hospital in critical condition where doctors are trying to save his life.

The alleged murderer had also informed his brother living abroad about his intention of mass murder, while his mother maintained that her son strongly loved her granddaughters but he was suffering from a financial crisis owing to nonpayment of salary for the past four months.

According to details, Fawad, a resident of Block D Shamsi Society situated in Malir, brutally slaughtered his three daughters and wife with a dagger before trying to take his own life with the weapon.

When the family members of the accused came to the upper floor after hearing screams in the house, the grill was locked. They broke the grill and entered the portion to find his three daughters lying in a pool of blood in one room and the blood-soaked body of his wife in the other room.

The family immediately informed the rescue team, which shifted the dead bodies and the injured accused to Jinnah Hospital, where the doctors confirmed that the mother and the three daughters were brought dead while efforts were underway to save the life of the brutal suspect.

As soon as the information was received, the Ranger, police and forensic team reached the spot and recovered the murder weapon and sealed the crime scene.

Important evidence was collected from the crime scene. Mobile phones of the accused, his deceased wife and other members of the house were also seized.

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Speaking to The Express Tribune at the scene, SSP Korangi Sajid Saduzai said, it is suspected that the accused killed his wife and three daughters after drugging them unconscious.

The dagger recovered from the crime scene is not used in ordinary houses. It is suspected that Fawad killed his wife and three daughters after buying the weapon used in the horrific killings.

The SSP further said that the condition of the accused is out of danger. The actual facts will come out after his detailed statement.

There is only one way in and out of the house, which shows that no other accused was involved in the incident, the police officer said.

The family of the accused Fawad told police that he was a manager in a spice factory and had not been paid his salary for months. His financial situation was not good due to which he was often worried, while he also used to have brawls with his wife as his other siblings were doing well.

Family sources said that the accused had informed his brother living abroad before the incident that he was going to kill his wife and children.

Residents of the area say that the accused Fawad Ahmed has been living here with his family for the past five years. He belonged to a friendly and well-mannered family.

The bodies were handed over to the heirs after the post-mortem of the mother Huma, 42, Neha, 16, Fatima, 12, and Nimra, 10.

The sources at Jinnah Hospital said that the deceased mother and daughters were killed by a sharp instrument which slit their throats.

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