HARIPUR: Three children, including an infant, were killed after their mother along with them jumped into the Tarbela Lake in Gandaf village here on Tuesday evening.

However, she and one of her children were saved by a rescuer.

The police said Aqiqa Bibi came to the lake near Bela area along with her all four children and jumped into it.

They said a 14-year-old boy, who brought his farm animals to the lake for drinking water, followed the family into the lake and rescued her and her five-year-old son, Mohammad.

However, three children, including Aisha Bibi, 10, Abdullah, 7, and Muzamil, 18 months, drowned. Their bodies were recovered afterwards.

The family sources insisted that the woman tried to end her and children’s life over her husband’s failure to return from a Sindh area, where he drove a taxi for living, despite repeated requests.

The police arrested the woman and registered a criminal case against her.

Published in Dawn, August 31st, 2022

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