KARACHI: Three days after the gruesome murders, police on Friday registered a case against a man for killing his wife and three daughters in their Shamsi Society home on Nov 29.

Mohammed Fawwad, 42, had allegedly slaughtered his wife Huma, 40, and three daughters — Neha, 16, Fatima, 14, and Samra, 10 — before attempting suicide. He was currently under treatment at the Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre.

As none of the relatives of the suspect as well as his in-laws was willing to come forward and lodge an FIR against him, the police registered the murder case on behalf of the state.

Assistant Sub-Inspector Ahmed Aslam Mughal became the complainant in the FIR registered with the Al-Falah police station. He stated that he approached the relatives including victim Huma’s sisters, grandmother and their uncle, but no one was willing to give any statement to lodge the FIR.

He stated in the FIR that Fawwad killed his family and then tried to take his own life as he was “upset due to financial difficulties”.

Area SHO Badar Shakeel told Dawn that the suspect was in police custody and he would be produced in court for remand after his health improved.

The suspect had told police that he was under stress because he had taken a loan and his creditors were demanding their money back, while he was also upset over frequent fights with his wife.

He said following the gruesome killings, he sent pictures of his slain family members to his ‘investors’ and informed them that he had ‘ended everything’ and now he was going to take his own life as well.

Published in Dawn, December 3rd, 2022

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