4 of a family found murdered
MIRPUR (AJK): Four members of a family were murdered by unknown assailants in Kakra Town, about 12-km from Mirpur city at midnight between Friday and Saturday, the police said.
“Murder case has been registered at the Islamgarh Police Station against unidentified killers of four members of a family including the family head Abdul Majeed Zerger, his wife Farzana, daughter 16-year-old Nabeela and son 15-year-old Nabeel, residents of Kakra Town, located in the outskirt of Mirpur on Mirpur-Kotli Highway“, Mirpur– SSP Ghulam Akber told The Nation on Saturday.
Quoting the preliminary reports about the gruesome incident, the SSP said that neighbours of the ill-fated family informed the police Saturday morning about the reported killing of Zerger Abdul Majeed and other three members of his family by unidentified armed culprits. The police immediately rushed to the scene and found the bodies in a pool of blood. The police shifted the bodies to the District Hospital for autopsy. Adeel, another nine-year-old son of the deceased Abdul Majeed luckily remained unhurt in the incident. A special inquiry team headed by Additional Superintendent of Police Mirpur Raja Irfan Salim has started probe into the mysterious murder of four members of the family in Kakra town.
According to the police sources, the victims were gunned down besides slaughtered as according to the preliminary investigations signs of the use of arms and sharp edged weapons on the bodies of the deceased were found. Further investigation is in progress,” the police sources said.