Chakwal: Family feud claims 3 lives
CHAKWAL: A man allegedly killed his father and stepmother by slitting their throats and strangled six-year-old stepbrother to death in a family feud in Lilla Village on Sunday, relatives and police said.
Mohammad Haleem, 30, had a domestic dispute with his father Mohammad Lateef, a butcher who had divorced his first wife Sughra Bibi.
According to police officials and close relatives, on Sunday night Haleem cut the throats of his stepmother Shamim Akhtar and father as he strangled stepbrother Farhan to death.
Mohammad Basheer, brother of Lateef, told Dawn that after the divorce, Haleem opted to live with his mother. “But when his mother remarried, he left her too.”
After getting married, Basheer said Haleem settled in Karachi where he sold vegetables. “But in Karachi he cheated traders by not giving them money for vegetables he bought from them. His family life was also disturbed.”
Some time back Haleem came back to the village and started living in a separate house. He used to visit his father’s home.
Basheer said on Sunday morning Haleem told them that his father’s family was not up yet. “Immediately I went to my brother’s home and found the dead bodies,” he said, adding that as they were planning to call in sniffer dogs, Haleem disappeared. “Sniffer dogs went straight to Haleem’s house,” he said.
The dead bodies were shifted to Tehsil Headquarters Hospital in Pind Dadan Khan. “Our initial probe shows that Haleem killed them,” Lilla police station’s SHO, Chaudhry Illyas told Dawn. He said the killer would be arrested soon.