A man was allegedly killed by his older brother with a hammer following a quarrel over a domestic dispute in their home in Saddat Colony, Shamasabad, on Saturday.
The accused, who is believed to be mentally-challenged, was arrested by the Sadiqabad police along with hammer that was allegedly used in the murder.
A murder case has been registered.
According to Sadiqabad Police Station House Officer (SHO) Malik Allah Yar, a brawl occurred between brothers Kabir and Tanveer at their home after a domestic dispute.
He said that Kabir lifted a hammer lying nearby and hit Tanveer on the head with it, killing him on the spot.
The police arrested Kabir and seized the hammer. Replying to a query, the SHO said that during preliminary investigations, it appeared that Kabir was mentally-challenged, but added that this would only be confirmed after he is observed by doctors.
The police moved the body to a hospital, where doctors handed over the body to Tanveer’s family after conducting a postmortem.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 13th, 2013.
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