Arifwala: 6 of a family murdered
ARIFWALA: A man murdered his wife and five other members of his in-laws family, including three children, here on Monday. Accused Abdul Hafeez Bhatti r/o of village 41 EB, in the town Kabula, had allegedly kidnapped Fauzia d/o Riaz Ahmad Bhatti a year ago. However, with the mutual consent of the two families the girl stated in the court that she had left the house of her parents on her own and wanted to marry the man. The girl married with Abdul Hafeez sometime later. However, she left her husband’s house after a domestic clash a month back and refused to return.
The accused, with the help of his cousin, Mohammad Arshad and friend Allah Nawaz, killed his wife Fauzia, father-in-law Riaz Bhatti, mother-in-law Hameeda Bibi, sister-in-law Rukhsana and two brothers-in-law Kashif and Zaheer Ahmed.
After the brutal murders, the assailant surrendered before the police. DSP Arifwala Mehr Mohammad Yusuf told the media that the father of the main accused had been arrested while raids were being conducted to nab the other two co–accused in the multiple murder case. Abdul Hafeez told APP that he had no regrets over the gruesome act.