Man accused of slaughtering wife, mother-in-law, four children
LAHORE: A man on Saturday allegedly slaughtered his wife, mother-in-law and four children in the name of honour, Lahore Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Muhammad Pervaiz Rathor said on Monday. Rathor said that during investigation, Muhammad Sajid, the accused, claimed that his wife had an affair with another man and that he was not the father of the children.
The CCPO also said that the suspect’s contradictory statements and circumstantial evidence helped in solving the case. However, the weapon used for the killings had not yet been recovered, he added. After returning from his office on Saturday evening, Sajid allegedly killed his wife Uzma, Kashaf Fatima, 7, Jawad Ali, 7, Bismah Sajid, 6, Fahad Ali, 5 and his mother-in-law Sarwar Begum. While initially Sajid was the complainant in the case, later his father-in-law Abdul Latif nominated him as the accused. An employee of the Agriculture Department, Sajid hails from Saray Mughal Pattoki. He married Uzma eight years ago and since then had been living at the home of his mother-in-law Sarwar Begum.