Murderous rage: Man kills two wives, a six-month-old son

Claims he shot wives over perennial bickering.


Kashif Zafar April 17, 2012

BAHAWALPUR:


Yazman police on Tuesday arrested a man, Mohammad Ashraf, who killed his two wives and a six-month old son and injured a three-year old daughter in Chak 49 DB of Yazman.


Speaking to The Express Tribune, Ramazan Ahmed, the father of Mohammad Ashraf’s first wife Khadija, said, “My daughter married her cousin Ashraf five years ago. She gave birth to two children; Dua, 3, and Husnain, 6 months old.

“Around a year ago, when Ashraf was working in Faisalabad, he met and married Imrana. He did not tell his first wife about the marriage but told me about it later.”

“Last week, he asked Imrana to start living in the same house as his first wife. Once she moved in, there were arguments between the two wives.”

“Khadija told Ashraf in my presence to divorce Imrana. The rest of the family supported her but Ashraf did not agree.”

“On Tuesday morning Ashraf shot both his wives, Husnain and Dua.”

While the others died on the spot, Dua was taken to the Bahawal Victoria Hospital, Bahawalpur, where doctors treating her said her condition was critical.

Yazman SHO Amir Ghauri told The Express Tribune that police had arrested Ashraf from a bus to Faisalabad. He said they had also recovered the gun.

He said Ashraf had confessed to the killings.

“On Tuesday, they started fighting over who would cook the breakfast. I shot them both dead,” he reported Ashraf as having said.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 18th, 2012.

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Omar | 8 years ago | Reply | Recommend Just because of one act like this, polygamy should not be viewed as undesirable. There are many sisters who are widows, poor etc and they deserve a happy married life. If someone wants to take them on as second wife they should. But nobody should shoot their wife.
Saudome Ali Khar | 8 years ago | Reply | Recommend

Once I was visiting Toronto and happened to attend a religious meeting at a big mosque there while Honorable General Hamid Gul was also visiting and addressing the meeting. I remember his golden words "Weapons are like a men's ornaments", wise words indeed. In this case his weapon have saved Ashraf's honor, dignity, and peace of mind.

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