OKARA: A man shot and killed his ex-wife and mother and their three relatives, as well as injuring three others, here on Saturday after a family court decided a child support action against him.
According to police sources, Rafique had married Farzana and the couple had four children – a son and three daughters. However, he divorced his wife about a year ago after developing differences with her.
After the divorce, Farzana started living with her parents in the locality of Latifabad and filed a lawsuit against her ex-husband in family court. On Saturday, the court ruled in favor of Farzana, which annoyed Rafique.
As Farzana, his maternal uncle Ashiq and his son Suleman were returning home from court, Rafique also went there and allegedly opened fire indiscriminately.
As a result, Farzana and her brother Kashif died at the scene, while her mother Zubeda, sister Maryam, uncle Ashiq and son Suleman, who suffered gunshot wounds, were transferred by Rescue 1122 to headquarters hospital. of the district.
At the hospital, Ashiq and his son Suleman were pronounced dead by doctors, while Zubeda and Maryam, who were in critical condition, were referred to a hospital in Sahiwal, where Zubaida succumbed to his injuries.
Police moved the bodies to the city hospital morgue for an autopsy.
Upon being informed of the incident, the District Police Officer (DPO), accompanied by police teams, attended the scene of the crime and ordered A Division police to immediately arrest the suspect.
On the orders of Chief Minister Hamza Shehbaz, Inspector General of Punjab Police Rao Sardar Ali requested a detailed report of the incident from RPO Tayyab Hafeez Cheema.
Until the story was filed, police had yet to register a case.
YOUTH DIES: A young Rizwan motorcyclist died when his bike hit a bridge pillar on the Okara-Shahbore road.
According to the police, the youth was traveling to his home village 26/4L from Sahiwal when the accident happened due to heavy rain.
The local police transported the body to the hospital for the completion of legal formalities.
Posted in Dawn, July 17, 2022