A man strangled his three daughters in Chak Jhumra on Sunday.
SHO Shabbir Baloch told The Express Tribune that Muhammad Irshad, 37, a resident of Chak 313-GB Phalahi village, was a labourer. “He strangled Eman, 7 and Kashman, 6, with a rope. When he proceeded to kill his third daughter, Faiza, 5, she started screaming. Some of the neighbours heard the cries and rushed to his home. However, he had killed Faiza by the time they got in,” the SHO said. He said Irshad had been taken into custody.
“Irshad told us that he had been unable to find work for many days. His wife was also ill. He said they had nothing to eat. He said he had decided to kill the children and his wife and then commit suicide,” the SHO said.
The SHO said that the bodies had been taken to a hospital for a post mortem examination. “The suspect will be presented before a magistrate on Monday with a request for physical remand,” the SHO said.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 8th, 2015.