Man kills wife, two children before committing suicide in Karachi

Published: September 9, 2015
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People gather outside a house in Karachi’s Manzoor Colony area, where bodies of four family members were found on Wednesday September 09, 2015. PHOTO: ONLINE

People gather outside a house in Karachi’s Manzoor Colony area, where bodies of four family members were found on Wednesday September 09, 2015. PHOTO: ONLINE

KARACHI: A religious teacher reportedly slit the throats of his wife and two children before killing himself in Manzoor Colony area of Karachi on Wednesday.

Tariq, who taught Quran to children in his locality, allegedly managed to kill his entire family except one of his boys, Hammad, who was recovered wounded by the police from the crime scene, sources said.

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“Tariq’s family belongs to Dera Ismail Khan and they had rented the ground floor of a house in the precincts of Baloch Colony  Police Station where they had been living for 2.5 years,” Additional IG Sindh Police Mushtaq Mehar told The Express Tribune.

According to the police official, the house owner and other residents of the area informed the police about the incident after they saw plumes of smoke rising from the ground floor of the house.

“Investigations are being carried out. However, nothing concrete can be said about the incident at this stage,” the additional IG said.

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“The fire which engulfed the house immediately after the killings has only added to the mystery surrounding the incident,” he added.

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Reader Comments (3)

  • Arshad Hussain
    Sep 9, 2015 - 3:41PM

    News has been made “A Religious Teacher”, now people will finalize their own stories on it.Recommend

  • Brar
    Sep 9, 2015 - 6:42PM

    Where are we going,few days back an Ex/serviceman aged 56 shot dead his only son who was 26 years and two years old grand daughter when his wife and daughter-in-law were away to their offices because his son was going to live separately.Recommend

  • khan
    Sep 10, 2015 - 9:35PM

    the society kills them and nobody is blaming the society.the poverty kills them.the government kills them.
    we have many criminals among us who walk freely.without trial.Recommend

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