A man axed to death his daughter on Friday and injured his wife and brother in People’s Colony after accusing the women of having loose character.
People’s Colony Assistant Sub-Inspector Ghulam Sherazi said 40-year-old Mehboob*, a resident of Sunheri Town on Satiana Road, had doubted his wife Sania*, 35, and daughter Sidra*’s, 17, character.
“He had an argument with them on Friday and attacked them with an axe,” the ASI told The Express Tribune.
Sherazi said Mehboob also hit his brother, Asad Iqbal, when he tried to rescue the women.
He said they were taken to the district headquarters hospital where Sidra succumbed to the injuries.
The condition of Sania and Iqbal was said to critical.
The police officer said that after attacking his family, Mehboob swallowed some poisonous pills. He too was taken to the hospital.
He said Mehboob had four children between six and 15 years of age.
*Names have been changed to protect identities.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 18th, 2014.