Bloody ties: Man accused of murdering father and brother for share in property

Munir was disinherited after he married against his family’s wishes.


Kashif Zafar October 17, 2011

BAHAWALPUR: A man allegedly killed his father and brother over a property dispute on Sunday.

According to police officials, Munir Ahmed killed his brother, father and a shopkeeper due to a property dispute in Lodhran, 20 km from Bahawalpur. Eyewitnesses reported that Munir Ahmed recently contracted a marriage without his father’s permission. “His father, Abdul Majeed, said that he would disinherit him until and unless he divorced the girl but he refused. They had publicly fought over the matter,” said villager Mukhtar Khan.

Ahmed was running his own business and wanted to sell his shop after he suffered severe losses.

“He was looking to sell everything but his brother told everyone in the area not to buy his property. He asked the purchaser that he would not authorise the sale because he had a share in the business,” Asad Sarwar, a store owner said. Munir’s brother Tanveer Ahmed said that no sale of the business could be contracted without his or their father, Abdul Majeed’s, approval.

Munir lost the sale and went to his father’s house and fired upon his brother, father and a shopkeeper who was there to discuss the matter. “He threatened to kill Tanveer but Majeed stepped in front of him to protect him and they both died,” said a servant at the house.

“Hashim Shah, the shop keeper witnessed the incident and chased after Munir when he tried to escape. Then he killed him as well,” he said.

Another man, Muhammad Aslam, was injured in the crossfire.

Police officials said that Hashim and Aslam were transferred to Bahwal Victoria Hospital, where Hashim collapsed. Aslam is still in critical condition and has sustained bullet injuries to his chest and leg.

Lodhran City Police reached the spot and arrested Munir Ahmed and filed a case. District Police Officer (DPO) Agha Mohammad Yousaf told The Express Tribune that police officials were still investigating the incident but had captured Munir and registered an FIR under Section 302 of the Pakistan Penal Code.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 17th, 2011.

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