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RAWALPINDI: Police on Tuesday said a man, whose wife was found hanging and two children shot dead at their house on June 1, has confessed to murdering them.

Rubina, 30, was found hanging from a ceiling fan and her two daughters - Rida, 9, and Maimoona, 6, - lying shot dead on the floor of their house at Tahli Mori locality of the city.

The Civil Lines police detained Malik Pervez alias Malik Naeem who confessed to committing the triple murders.

A source said the postmortem report had also confirmed that the woman was first strangled and then hanged.

When contacted, a senior police officer also confirmed that the suspect had confessed to the killings.

The police also investigated the second wife of the suspect. However, she was not found involved in the crime.

Earlier, the suspect had claimed that his wife had committed suicide after killing his daughters.

But after the suspect was detained, he confessed to having killed his wife as she was not allowing him to bring his second wife home. The deceased woman had lodged a complaint with the police against her husband for allegedly torturing her.

Published in Dawn, June 11th, 2014