SAHIWAL: A man allegedly killed his two siblings by slitting their throats and injured two others as well as his mother over strained relations with his family in Mohalla Ahmednagar of Chichawatni City on Friday.
Muhammad Safdar, a resident of Chichawatni city, ran a transport business. He had four sons and a daughter. His second son, Waseem Safdar, was unmarried and ran a gas decanting business.
Waseem was not well-educated like his other siblings that’s why his father had helped him set up a gas decanting shop. However, his father had many complaints against his son as he had no interest in work and used to come home late at night. Because of this and some other financial matter, Waseem and his father, Safdar, had an exchange of harsh words two days back. His siblings and mother also took stand again him and supported his father.
On Friday, he mixed some intoxicant in dinner meal. After having dinner at night, all the family members fell unconscious and Waseem started cutting their throats with a knife. His elder brother, Abdul Rahman, and younger sister, Faiza, died at the spot while mother Sadia and brothers Azeem and Faizan got critically injured.
As the suspect was cutting the throat of his father, he regained conscious and raised hue and cry. This made the neighbours wake up who rushed to the house. The neighbours called the city police who arrested Waseem and shifted the injured to the Tehsil Headquarters Hospital, Chichawatni, where the doctors referred them to the DHQ Teaching Hospital.
Eyewitnesses said the house was full of blood and the injured were crying in pain with cuts to their throats.
Chichawatni DSP Ghazanfar Abbas told Dawn the suspect had no criminal record but he had interaction with some gangsters.
A case has been registered against the suspect.