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SHEIKHUPURA: A man hacked his three children to death and committed suicide in a fit of frustration over his wife’s second marriage at Kotla Kahloun in Nankana Sahib on Tuesday.

The wife of Sarfraz Mahmood, a factory worker, contracted second marriage and he along with police tried to trace the woman but in vain.

He hacked his 10-year-old son Muhammad Hussain and daughters Zainab, 7, and Shazia, 3, to death after detaining them in a room. Later, he also committed suicide using the same weapon.

The Saddar police reached the spot when informed about the incident by neighbours and started investigation.

ROBBERY: Six armed men robbed a journalist of a local newspaper of valuables worth Rs1 million in a house robbery on Tuesday.

The robbers held up the family and took away cash, gold ornaments, mobile phone sets and other valuables from Ghulam Abbas Shaheen’s house.

Speaking to media persons, he hit out at police who, he said, reached there after seven hours.

A forum for journalists demanded that District Police Officer Sarfraz Virk take notice of police slackness.

Published in Dawn, May 16th, 2018