KASUR: A man turned out to be the killer of his son, daughter-in-law and a minor granddaughter, Pattoki police claimed while disposing of a blind murder case from July that took place on Shergarh Road near Habibabad.

Police arrested the man, who was also the complainant in the triple murder case. The prime minister had taken notice of the killing, while DPO Abdul Ghaffar Qaisrani had established a team to probe into the case.

According to police, Nighat Shah was angry that his son, Safdar, had contracted a second marriage with Sanam Batool and the couple had two daughters. In July, Safdar, Batool and five-year-old Arva were found killed and one-year-old Arooj injured.

The police claimed the motive behind the murder was that Safdar had contracted the second marriage against the wishes of his father, who did not want their property to be divided among Batool’s daughters.

Police said Nighat hired his servant to kill Batool and her daughters, but the servant ended up killing Safdar also, as the veil he was wearing to conceal his identity had come off during the shooting and Safdar had recognised him.

Published in Dawn, September 4th, 2019

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