KAMOKE: Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Monday took notice of the murders of three children in Kamoke and directed Gujranwala regional police officer to submit a report of the steps taken by the police in this regard.
A Kamoke police spokesman said Muhammad Ramazan, a daily-wage labourer in village Rajah, lived with his brothers in a joint family. He said the 48-year-old man had four children.
He said one of his brothers, Muhammad Akbar, 42, worked in Rawalpindi and visited his family on the weekends. He said Akbar had five children.
He said Akbar and Ramazan argued Sunday morning about Ramazan’s finances. The spokesman said after Akbar left for Rawalpindi, Ramazan drugged and electrocuted his five-year-old son Tayyab, seven-year-old daughter Iman Fatima and four-year-old daughter Mehak. He also drugged Akbar’s wife Sakina and 10-year-old Munaza and four-year-old Hassan before he fled. Sakina, Munazza and Hassan were taken to Muridke Tehsil Headquarters Hospital where doctors later said their condition was stable.
Cantt police have registered a complaint against Ramzan on Akbar’s request and are looking for the suspect.
They took the bodies of the children to the morgue for autopsy. Sakina told The Express Tribune that on Saturday, her brother-in-law had tried to assault her but her children woke up and raised an alarm.
She said he had made several advances towards her over the last one year but she had turned him down. “He had always been kind towards the children,” she said. “I never dreamt that he would do such a thing.” CPO Gujranwala Raja Riffat Mukhtar and RPO Saad Akhtar Bharwana and DSP Abdur Chisti visited the family and offered their condolences.
Talking to newsmen, Chisti condemned the killings and directed the police to arrest the suspect within 24 hours.