OKARA: A man gunned down six people including daughter, her husband and her in-laws over a free-will marriage dispute here late the other night.
According to details, the tragedy took place in village Tara Singh in Depalpur Tehsil where blood-thirsty father identified as Shaukat Mayo along with his accomplices ruthlessly killed his daughter, son-in-law, two grandchildren, and two of his son-in-law’s brothers in a violent bid to restore his ‘lost honour’ five years after his daughter’s love marriage with a man.
It is to be noted that head of the deceased family, Tahir Sarwar, had eloped with Mayo’s daughter Shahnaz to live elsewhere leaving behind his murderously furious father-in-law burning in the fires of vengeance.
Shaukat, in order to restore his so-called lost honour, had sworn to kill the couple for bringing this traditional stigmatic shame to his family.
And he at last quenched his thirst with their blood when after five long years the unfortunate couple returned to their hometown thinking everything was going to be okay after Shahnaz’s outraged family would look at the angelic faces of their grandchildren. Alas! they were too wrong to even live to regret it.
Using the darkness of the night, Mayo and his mercenaries attacked the house where the victims were lodged in and neither his own daughter nor his grandchildren could stop him from massacring them in cold blood let alone make his hands tremble.
An unremorseful Mayo and his henchmen successfully made their gateway after making sure everyone in the house was dead. They have been declared proclaimed offenders since then, police said.
The bodies of deceased identified as Tahir Sarwar, Shahnaz Tahir, Adnan Tahir, Ramish Tahir (daughter), Zahid (brother), and Nawaz (brother), were shifted to hospital for medico-legal formalities.
The police registered a case against the murderers.