TOBA TEK SINGH: A youth allegedly killed his mother and three sisters for “honour” in Basti Loharan Wali of Kabirwala tehsil in Kabirwala Saddar police limits on Friday.

Police say Abbas (21) first went to the fields where his three sisters – Samina (22), Amna (20) and Haleema (15) – were working, and opened indiscriminate fire on them, leaving them critically injured. All the three women died shortly after.

The suspect then went home and also shot his mother, Haseena (45), dead on the spot and fled away.

The bodies of the deceased women were shifted to Kabirwala THQ hospital for autopsy.

Locals claimed that the suspect had suspicion about the character of his sisters and mother.

However, District Police Officer (DPO) Ismail Kharak told reporters, while visiting the crime scene, that so far the motive behind the killings was not clear. He said a police team had been formed to trace and arrest the suspect at the earliest and investigate the case.

Zafar Iqbal, father of the suspect, a peasant, expressed his ignorance about the motive of the murders.

A Punjab Forensic Science Agency lab team also visited the crime scene and collected evidence.

ARRESTED: A man accused of raping a minor girlat Chak 373-GB, Samundri tehsil, has been arrested by Tirkhani police.

Complainant Shabbir had claimed in the FIR registered under section 376 of the PPC that his 13-year-old niece was passing through a street in the village when the accused, Mansab, and his accomplice kidnapped her.

The suspect took her to his home where he raped her, while his accomplice stood guard there.

INJURED: Two men were injured when their rivals opened fire on them at Chak 360 JB, Gojra, on Friday.

As per Gojra Saddar police, the injured men, Nabil and Yasir, were rushed to the THQ hospital where doctors referred them to Faisalabad’s Allied Hospital.

Published in Dawn, June 22nd, 2024

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