LAHORE: A man allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself in the temple a few hours after killing his wife following a quarrel over domestic issues in Gulshan-i-Ravi area here on Sunday.

According to police initial inquiries show, Kafeel Babar, a resident of Mohallah Gulfishan Colony, Multan Road, first shot his wife Shakeela dead around 4am and later ended his own life around 8:30am.

Iqbal Town Division Superintendent of Police (SP) said Shakeela (30) was second wife of 50-year-old Babar. The couple, he said, had a strained relationship for the last couple of months because of domestic issues.

The SP said the police was informed on 15 emergency helpline about a woman shot dead by an unidentified man, who fled away.

Initially, he said, the police took it as a case of murder during a robbery, but the picture got clear after Kafeel’s suicide a few hours later.

He said during investigation, the relatives of both Kafeel and Shakeela told the police that the couple had a scuffle over some family issues late on Saturday.

The bodies have been shifted to the city morgue for autopsy after completing legal formalities, he said.

Published in Dawn, September 28th, 2020