Initial post-mortem report of 8 family members killed in Lahore released

Report says 7 out of the 8 victims died because of head injuries.


Web Desk February 19, 2014
Express News screengrab of family members mourning.

LAHORE: Seven out of the eight family members who were killed in Lahore yesterday died because of head injuries, according to the initial post-mortem report, Express News reported on Wednesday.

Eight members of a family were bludgeoned to death in their home in the Johar Town neighbourhood of the provincial capital on February 18. Two brothers and their spouses and their three children, as well as their unmarried sibling, were all killed with a blunt object in their sleep some time on the night of February 17, police had said.

The initial post-mortem report stated that there were torture marks on seven of the deceased while one of them did not bear any torture marks.

The report also said that the victims were made to eat something which made them faint.

The bodies of the deceased were taken to Gujranwala for burial.

The grisly mass murder was discovered when a relative of the family visited the house in E-Block, Johar Town, to deliver a wedding invitation, according to the police. The police had found three bodies, those of Zahid, 45, his wife Naseem, 38, and their daughter Amina, 6, from a room on the ground floor of the double-storey house. Another four bodies — those of Shahid, 40, his wife Farzana, 35, and their children Areeba, 7, and Afaq, 14 — were found from a room on the first floor while the body of the eldest brother Nazeer, 50, was found from a third room.

SSP (Investigation) Chaudhry Abdur Rab had said that they were investigating the murders from different angles. However, he suspected that someone from among the victims might have killed the family and then committed suicide.

SP CIA Umer Virk had added that the police did not find any wound on the body of the eldest brother, Nazeer, while some sedatives and the murder weapon, hammer, were recovered from his room. Nazeer might have drugged the family and then smashed their heads with hammer before committing suicide using the sedatives, he had said.

COMMENTS (12)

fi | 7 years ago | Reply

grisly crime. what has gone wrong with us. why has our psychy change?

Muslim Leaguer | 7 years ago | Reply

@Aftab Nabi: Before commenting any further please watch Express TV and follow Express Tribune newspaper :)

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