LAHORE: A man allegedly killed his young wife and two-year-old son over ‘domestic disputes’ at his Noor Colony house in North Cantonment area on Sunday.
According to initial police investigations, the brutal killings, which terrorised the entire locality, seem to be the result of domestic disputes. However, the suspect, Javaid (34) of Khanewal district, so far was not ready to reveal what exactly prompted him to commit such an act.
Cantonment SP (Operations) Sarfraz Ahmad Khan Virk said police rushed to the crime scene on an emergency call in the morning and took the suspect in custody.
He said Javaid, after slitting throat of his wife Farzana (28) with a sharp-edged weapon, strangled his minor son Tayyab Rehman. Both were apparently murdered in their sleep, he added. After committing the crime, the suspect inflicted cuts on his own belly and throat, apparently in a bid to commit suicide, the SP said. He said the suspect, however, didn’t kill self for unexplained reason. In stead, he called Rescue 1122 and informed the officials about the death of his wife and son.
Virk said police seized the bodies and murder weapon from the crime scene. The suspect confessed to killing his family members over “domestic quarrels”.
“I killed my wife following quarrels and my son for the fear that he would be left alone,” the SP quoted the suspect as having said.
According to Farzana’s father Ghulam Shabbir, Javaid had suspicions about his wife’s character. The SP said it initially appeared that the suspect was a psycho as he kept changing statements.
Javaid, a rickshaw driver, contracted love marriage with his relative Farzana around three years ago after divorcing his first wife (who was also his relative). His first wife got separated from him because of his ‘strange behaviour’. The couple had been living in a two-room rented property.
Farzana’s brother Tanveer said Javaid used to beat his sister over petty issues and she would come to her parents and complain about her husband’s attitude.
Meanwhile, police shifted the bodies for autopsy and registered a murder case against the suspect.
The suspect will be produced before a magistrate for getting his physical remand on Monday (today).