Woman booked for allegedly murdering her two daughters in Rawalpindi

Published August 15, 2020
Police have registered a murder and attempted suicide case against the suspect. — AFP/File
Police have registered a murder and attempted suicide case against the suspect. — AFP/File

RAWALPINDI: A woman allegedly killed her two daughters and then attempted to commit suicide by drinking acid in Dhoke Ali Akbar Mandra on Friday. Her daughters were two and four.

She was shifted to the hospital where she is being guarded by police. A murder and attempted suicide case has been registered against her.

According to preliminary investigation, her and her husband had a brawl on Friday morning after which she “slashed her daughters’ throats and attempted to take her own life by drinking poison and stabbing herself.”

Superintendent of Police Zia Uddin Ahmed told Dawn that she was prevented from stabbing herself by her husband, who rushed to her rescue upon hearing the children screaming.

The SP said while quoting the mother that she had been suffering from mental illness for which she was receiving medical treatment. She said in her statement that she was “not being allowed to talk to her parents and visit them by her in-laws.”

“I had taken acid after killing my daughters and then wanted to slash my throat with the same knife but I was prevented by my husband,” he added, while quoting her.

Shortly after the incident was reported, he said, the police reached at the spot and shifted bodies of the girls to the hospital for postmortem. Their mother was also shifted to hospital. He said the motive behind the double murder of the two innocent girls was “domestic unrest.“

Meanwhile, five people were injured in a clash between a tenant and a house owner on Dhoke Imam Din Dhamial Road.

Batons, stones and knives were used during the brawl which left five people injured, one of them critically, police said.

Published in Dawn, August 15th, 2020

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